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IT is ])('rli;ips due to the compiU'r of tliis chronicle 
as well as to those into whose hands it may fall, 
to say that it does not piopose to give a complete 
genealogy of the Stratton family in America. The 
researches have l)een limited to Long Island, N. Y., 
and to New Jersey. 

Tt is i)roper to add that this fragmentary volume 
is intended for private circulation onlv. 


Natchez, Miss., 1901 




CAST HAMPTON, L. I., was settled in 1648-50. 

^ The territory was purchased from the Indians 

in^rMS- by Theophilus Eaton, Governor of the Colony /^ ^ ?" 

of New Haven, and Edward Hopkins, Governor of 

the Colony of Connecticut, for the benefit of the 

original settlers, and assigned by them to the settlers 

in the spring of 1651, for /30 4s Sd. 

There were nine of the first settlers. The name 
of John Stretton, Sr., was fifth on the list. Richard 
Stretton, John's Ijrother, who had, in 1648, settled 
at Southampton, L. I., removed to join John Stretton 
at East Hampton in 1650. Both John and Richard 
Stretton lived on the west side of the main street of 
the town. East Hampton was first called Maid- 

The main street ran N. E. and S. AV., as was 
the case at Maidstone in Kent (30^ miles S. E. E. of 

The first house for worship at East Hampton 
was a rectangular building, 20 feet by 26 feet in size, 
and covered with a thatched roof. This was replaced 
in 1717 by a new church, considered then to be the 
most splendid house of worship in all Long Island. 
This church, whose bell and clock had marked the 
flight of time for 154 years, was torn down in 1871. 

The first pastor received ^45 as a year's salary, 
in money. His lands were free of rent, his grain 
was to be ground the first at the mill every Monday, 
and he was entitled to one-fourth of the whales 
stranded on the beach. The Rev. Lyman Beecher, 
in 17V)V), was the fourth minister of East Hampton. 
In his Autobiography, we do not find that he makes 
any positive statement as to the addition made to his 
income through the misfortune of stranded whales, 
but we do learn, however, that so late as about 1700 
it is said that a woman named Abigail Baker, in 
riding from East Hampton to Bridgehampton, saw 
thirteen whales along the shore between the two 

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Kicliard *Strett()ii,f ^^^^^ ^^^'1 
John btrctton, - ^4^v i(^^i 

2. Richard Strctton of I'luilaiul 
Came to Southampton, Sulfolk Co., 1643. In 165f) 
he removed to East Hampton, L. I., wliere liis 
brother, John Stretton, had arrived in 1648-9. 

Richard Stretton married Elizabeth Edwards, 
daughter of Wm. Edwards of East Hampton. 

Richard Stretton's will was dated April 7, 1674. 

His widow married again (Thomas Baker, Sr., 
of East Hampton.) There were no children by her 
second marriage. She died in 1704, January 5. 
Richard Stretton's sons were: 

3. Richard Strettox, Jr., 
3. T 11 O.MAS, Stretton, 
3. " ^Li/f^AiiE-ni Stretton, 

3. Isaac Stretton, 

3. Richard, Jr., married Mary , and died 

at East Hampton 26tli June, 1704. His i-hildrt'ii 

4. Solomon. 
4. David. 

Richard Stretton, Jr., left a will. 

The name Stretton by degi'ees carue to be written Stratton. 


3. Thomas, married Mary . He died at 

East Hampton June 26th, 1704. 

3. Elizabeth . 

3. Isaac, married Martha. Isaac (3) was at 
East Hampton in 1710. Letters of administration 
granted his widow. (See records in Burlington, N. J., 
Survejor General's office. 

4. Sarah. 

4. Isaac, baptiz3d November 27th, 1709. 

3. Benjamin, married Mary . He died 

l'^l(o 1717 in New Jersey. His children were: 

4. Abigail, baptized 1699. 

4. Bex.jamin, baptized Feb. 22, 1701. (Re- 
moved to New Jersey. I'Jo '/^= IJ'a% 
4. Mary, baptized 1704. 

o> /wu. >,^„-^Cto -'" '^' ^^'"illiam, baptized 1705. (Removed 
' • to New Jersey.) 

4. Jonathan, baptized 1708. Married 

Mehitable Reeve 1730. Died l_760.4.^.7f 
(Jonathan remained on Long Island). 

4. Isaac, baptized 1711. (Removed to 
New Jersey.) 

4. David, baptized 1715. (Died at East • 
Hampton 1770.) 

The lot which Richard Stretton owned at East 
Hampton is that owned by Dr. Hedges in later times, 
adjoining Clinton Academy and extending to the lane 
leading to Sag Harbour. 

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The Will of Richard Stretton, Sr. 

The last will and testament of me, Kieliard Stretton, 
Sen'r. of East Hampton, hi'Aug in my perfect mind and 

First — I give my ?ouIe to God who gave it and my ijody 
to ye Dust from whence it came, and mine estate as followeth: 

1 — 'I'o ray eldest sonue, Richard, I give my two six acres 
home lotts of the 2d Division bv in next Thos. Osburn, Jr., 
on ye south and to Lieut. Talraage up on the north. 

2 — To my second sonne, Thomas, I give six acres of land 
out of my home lott att the rear of its addition, the whole 
breadth, fronting upon the lane one side and William Flithean 
on the other side, and I also give him my six acre lott wich 
belonged to my own allott'mt, lying the farthest lott beyond 
Abrah.Mui Hanks. 

3—1 give all my land both East and West to niv two 
sonnes al)ove said, to be equally divided between them after 
the decease of my wife, Elizabeth Stretton, excepting my land 
at the little plaine, and six acres more lying at the two mile 

4 — I give to mv four sonnes all the meddow belnntis to 
me, and all the commonage and what land may be laid out to 
me hereafter, with all the privileges belonging to the said land", 
to be equally divided amongst them. 

5 — I give my home lotts and my iionseing and buildings 
upon the same to my wife, Elizabeth, during her life.' and 
after her deceass to ray two youngest sons, Isaac and Henja- Seelx.J 
rain, together with all my land att the little plaine and my six 
acres of land neer the two mile hollow. Mv will is al?o that 

if any of sonnes decease without issue, ray other chiMren sur- 
viving shall have their part of land afore's'd shall have it 
parted equally amongst them. 

6 — I give to my daughter, Elizabeth, twenty pound^s, lo 
be paid her by my Executrix (whom I appoint to be my 
wife, Elizabeth) out of my moveable estate, when she comes 
to age, or if she lives to be married to be then paid her. 

7 — I give to my oldest sonne, Richard, Thirl y pounds, to 
be paid him when he comes att age of 21 years by my execu- 

8 — The overseers of this my will I desire to be my father- 
in-law, Willm. Edwards and my brother, John Stretton, 8en'r. 

Witness my hand and seal. 


In presence j TFIO. JAMES ) 


April 7th, 1G74. 

Mr. Tho. James aud AVm. Edwards, ye above witnesses, 
made oath before the Court of Sessions, held in Southold, 
June, 1G76, to the truth of ye s'd will and testament. 

William Edwards of England 

Was at Taunton, New England in 1643. Was per- 
haps at Lynn 5 years later, and was at East 
Hampton 1650, where he died.''^ 

2. His daughter, Elizabeth, married Richard 
Stretton, Sr., of East Hampton. He died in 1676, 
and she then married Thomas Baker, of East Hamp- 
ton. She died at East Hampton, 1704. 

2. John Edwards — Born 1668. 

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.1. Rkxjamix Sthattov, son of Uichaid St rat- 
ton and Kli/a.l)ctli l^dwards, horn at East Ilain|)ton 

I6:>'J 1? ■A\)o[it l(>7."t : married Mary . H<^ was at East 

>a/».v3" llanipton in 1715; lie removed with liis wife, Mary, 
to Fairlield, New Jersey, where he died hcfore Sept. 
14. ITlt;. when ;ip[)raisement was made. Octoher 
IM, ITIG, letters of administration were taken out 
upon his estate by his widow, Mary. 

4. Benj. Stratton, of Fairfield, New Jersey, son 
of Benjamin Stratton (3), of Long Island; baptized at 
East Hampton Sept. 19, 1701; was married at — —/. ^ 
Nov. 28, 1723, to A bigail Prestoif, daughter of Levi ^'/J', J'^^c 
rreston, .-nid urand - danuht^n' of — Ia^ — ,Sti-attii)i — >M— 
x^ y( of Salem, New England/(Tu'dJ_75_l. Their children 

5. Levi, baptized at Fairfield, 27 Sept. 
1724; died March 2S, 1728. 

5. Abkiail, baptized at Fairlield, 25 Feb. 
1726; died April 4, 1759. 

5. Jonathan, baptized at Fairfield. 28 
Su/1.7^ Dec. 1728; died ^—-, -1759. 

5. Benjamin, baptized at Fairfield, 21 
March, 1730; died^^fl759. 

5. Freeloye, baptized at Fairfield, 1732; 
died 26 March, 1765. 

5. TiioMAziNE, baptized 20 June, 1735; 
died 1785. 

5. Elizabeth, baptized at Fairficdil, 2S 
Oct., 1737; died 14 June, 1759. 



5. Preston, baptized at Fairfield, 1 Jan., 
1740; died 20 April, 1740. 

5. Preston, baptized at Fairfield, 8 Aug., 
1741; died 18 Nov., 1759. 

/ 2 I - 5. Levi, baptized at Fairfield, 21 March, 

' 1743; died m Feb., 1792. 

5. John, baptized at Fairfield, 10 Nov., 
1747; died Feb. 11, 1814. 

4. Benjamin Stratton left a will, dated July 
13, 1751. He called his farm in New Jersey "Long 

4. Jonathan, son of Benjamin, born 
1707—8, died 1755 at East Hampton. 

(See notes on his descendents at end of this 

4. William Stratton, married Phebe Fithian, 
died at Deerfield 1759. ^ c^^fvu^ mpuz^ : — 






Sarah (Parvin). 


Phebe (Woodruff). 
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Levi Stratton, son of Benjamin Strat- 
ton (4), baptized at Fairfield, N. J., 27 
Sept., 1724; died there 1728, March 28. 


AiJUJAii-, 2d chikl; baptized at Fair- 
field, Feb. 25, I72fi; died 4 April, IT.V.i. 
Married Harris. 

5. Jonathan Stkatiox, son uf Bcnjainiii 
Stratton (4), baptized 28th March , c^./i, 7 
I7292_and died Feb., 1759. Married ^ 

to Abigail Buck (born, 4 May, 1730; 
she died May 24, 1756;) Feb. 19, 1754, 
married 2d time to Catherine Mar- 
shall, and left three children. 

6. Ruth Stratton, baptized 18 Decem- 
ber, 1754. 

6. Jonathan Stratton, baptized 19 Jan. 

6. Catherine Stratton, baptized April 

19, 1759. 

5. Bex.iamin Stratton, baptized at Fairfiuld, 21st 
March, 1730; died March 26th, 1759. Married Sarah 
Austin of Boston, October 9th, 1752. Their children 



6. Benjamin, baptized Octol)er 2n(l, 1753. 

6. S.miah. l)aptized October 2nd, 1753. 

6. James, born August 20th, 1755, bap- 
tized October 20th, 1755. (Tliis is Dr. 
James Stratton of Swedesboro, N. -J. 
He died .March 29th, 1812, at Swedes- 
boro, N. J.) 


•Sez Alote i7i4^^Cti^ ^^^*''^- Sarah Stratton, widow of Banjamin Stratton 

(who died 1759) married second husband, Thomas 
Ogden, of Fairfield (for many years Elder in the 
Presbyterian Cliurch there), and had children l)y him 
also. (C. E. Sheppard.) 

After the death of Benjamin Stratton, Mrs. 
Stratton married one of the Ogdens, of New Jersey, 
but was again left a widow. She remained, till her 
death, under her son, Dr. James Stratton's roof, at 

She is remembered as a person in Quaker dress, 
of Puritan principles. Her portrait was preserved. 
She attended service with the family at Trinity 
Cliurch. On communion days, while the rest knelt 
at the communion rail, she sat in the family pew. 
The Rector, the Rev. Mr. Croes, afterwards Bishop, 
always brought the elements out to her, that she 
might communicate according to her own form of 
church worship. 

[Note by Miss Mary Stratton, 1873, Philadel- 

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Fnnn n Ilixtory of MnUchic in New Jrrset/, ,nuJ „f Its Jfidintl 
Men— By Steplun Wicks, A. M. M. D. 


"Of liis earlier life and education we are not 
informed. He studied medicine with Dr. Benjamin 
Harris, of Pitt's Grove, Salem county. Almost his 
only book was 'Cuttings, Cullens, First Lines.' He 
married a daughter of his preceptor before he was of 
full age and settled in Clarksboro, Gloucester county, 
about six miles from Swedesboro, where he began 
his practice. Upon the breaking out of the war of 
1776, he gave his services to his country's cause. 
After the war, though he had a wife and three 
children, he went to Philadelphia and attended med- 
ical lectures in the school of that city for one winter. 
He then removed to Swedesboro, and entered upon 
the service of his life in the practice of medicine. He 
soon became the leading physician in that portion of 
the State, and a man of influence in civil and political 
affairs. He was judge of the court, and administrator 
of large estates. His practice extended from Salem 
to Woodbury, about thirty miles, and from the Dela- 
"ware to twenty miles in the interior. 

Dr. Stratton was remarkable for his strict moral 
and religious habits. He early joined the Protestant 


Episcopal Church, and was an efficient member. He 
venerated the Lord's Day, and so timed his engage- 
ments as to secure for himself the privileges of the 
sanctuary. He retained his predilection for the Pur- 
itan faith, and assembled his family on Sunday after- 
noon to instruct them in the Westminster catechism. 

He was possessed of a commanding figure, of 
genial manners and Christian tenderness. He was 
one whom everybody loved and respected. As a 
politician, he was a Federalist, and his influence with 
the people was such that, with the exception of aix 
persons, he controlled the vote of the entire town- 
ship. He left a large landed estate, but the fall of 
prices after the war of 1812 very much reduced its 

His tomb is in the old churchyard of the Swedish 
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Raccoon, as Swedes- 
boro was then called. 

The following obituary was published at the 
time of his death: 

"On Sunday, the 29th ult., departed this life, at 
his residence, near Swedesboro, Gloucester county, in 
this State, after a short illness. Dr. James Stratton, 
aged 57 years. Thus in the midst of life and use- 
fulness, in possession of the love and esteem of all 
who knew him, is this amiable and respectable man 
snatched from his family and society by the hand of 
death. May his bereaved family and friends find 
consolation in the well-grounded hope that he has 
exchanged a world of unsatisfying enjoyments for 


scenes of bliss and glory. Dr. Stnittou was (,f that 
description ul' men who are justly styled the pillars 
of society; active, intelligent, sensible and dignilied, 
a Christian and a patriot. The chasm created by his 
death will long be marked in mournful recollection 
by his surviving relations, neighbors and fellow citi- 


(From notes by the late Miss Mary Stratton.) 

Dr. James Stratton was born in (Juniberland 
county, New Jersey, Aug. 20, 1755, and died at 
SwTdesboro, Gloucester county, March 29, 1812. lie 
graduated as a physician in Philadelphia, and at- 
tained to eminence in the practice of his profession. 

Di\ Stratton married, first, Anna Harris, dauo-li- 
ter ot ^Benjamin Harris, of - Bcjundbrook, Somorm I 'Pilfsaravf, S^L 
county, July 15, 1779. The children by this mar- ' 

riage were: Anna, who became the wife of Dr. Jolm 
Leake Stratton, of Mount Holly; Sarah, afterwards l^'^^'Jl-^i 
wife o^ Edward Carpenter, of Carpenter's landing, UH 
and Benjamin H., who died young. 

Dr. Stratton married again, January 1, 17s9, 
Mary Creighton, daughter of Hugh Creighton, of 
Haddonfield. Their children were: Maria, who was 
the wife of Dr. Erkuries Fithian, and afterward mar- 
ried Daniel P. Stratton, of Bridgeton; James Creigh- 
ton, who died in infancy; Rev. Samuel Creighton; 
Gov. Charles Creighton; Harriet, wife of Dr. Joseph 
Fithian, of Woodbury; Isabella, wife of Benjamin 
Howey of Gloucester county; Frances and Abigail, 
who died young. 



Dr. Stratton and his wife Mary Creighton are 
buried in Trinity churchj^ard at Swedesboro. Dr. 
Stratton was an active, intelligent and dignified gen- 
tleman, a true patriot, and an ardent Christian. His 
influence was great in the community. His counsel 
and opinions were regarded with great respect and 
deference, as well on other subjects as on those con- 
nected with his profession. His ardent love of the 
Saviour, of His word, and of His Holy Day formed 
the most distinguishing feature of his character. 
Although his practice was large, extending over a 
circuit of thirty miles, he was rarely out of his place 
in the sanctuary, always leading with his fine bass 
voice in the singing. He was finely educated, polished 
in manners, handsome and commanding in appear- 

Having large tracts of woodland, he employed 
many workmen to prepare timber for the Philadel- 
phia market, and at the family worship it was his 
custom to assemble them with the household. All 
united in the songs of praise. On one of these occa- 
sions, when he had just read the hymn selected, the 
book fell from his hand; it was taken up and re- 
turned to him, but again it fell, and the noble-minded 
singer was conveyed to his room with paralysis. In 
time he seemed to recover, his mental and physical 
powers being apparently uninjured, but his conse- 
crated life was taken about one year after this by a 
second attack of the paralysis. 


An honortMl name he has left to his descendants 
— I'ullilling in his history the promise, I S.innicl ii, 
30: "Them that honor me will I honor." 

6. \)\i. JamE8 S'i'i.'A'i Ton. married (ii-st Anna 
Harris, danghter of Benjamin Harris, of ;W+h^I1^»v.^, p/ff^ jYoh^ 
^^(^yv,-^^miw^Co., N. J.. .Inly loth. 177V). Their ••hildn-ii ^ 


7. AxxA, born December 12th. 1782: died 

May 15th. 18/0. 
7. Sarah, wife of Edward Car})enter, of 

Carpenter's Landing. Born September 

3 Ot h , 1781; died Febrna v\ 1 2 1 1 1 , 1852. 
7. Bexjamin Harris, born April 18th, 

1780; died August 29th, 1795; aged 15. 

6. Dr. James Strattox married au'ain. 
1st January, 1789, Mary Creighton, 
daughter of Hugh and Mary Creighton, 
of Haddonfield, X. J.; died .March 29. 
1812. Their cliildren were. 

7. M^KiA, born Nov. 17; 1789. 

7. James Creigiitox. born Nov. 17. 1 7V)2; 

died July 26, 1793. 
7. Samuel Creigiitox, born May 10, 


7. Charles Creightox, born March <). 
1796; died March 30, 1859. 

7. Hahriet Creightox, born Jan 4. 1 798; 
married Dr. Joseph Fithian, (.f Wood- 
bury, ^..]., Nov. 12, 1817: died in 
Woodbury, N. J,, May 9, 1850; hurried 


at Sweclesboro in the new burial groiind. 
(Tliey had no chikh^en.) 

7. Isabella Stratton, born July 10, 
k,37. 1799; married Benjamin M. Howey, 

of Pleasant Meadows, Gloucester Co., 
N. J., Feb. 20, 1817; died July 11, 
1847; she is hurried at Swedesboro, in 
Trinity Church new grave yard. 

7. Frances Stratton, daughter of Dr. 
James Stratton and Mary Creighton; 
born March 24th, 1802. She presided 
at Stratton Hall after the death of her 
mother, until the marriage of Gov. 
Stratton, when she removed to Bridge- 
ton, and remained there till 1873. At 
that time her home was broken up by 
the decease of the last member of her 
sister Maria's family. She resided in 
Philadelphia later. Died Feb. 2, 1890. 

7. Abagail Creighton, born Jan. 9, 
1805; died April 27, 1805. 
Mrs. Mary Stratton above, was the 
daughter of Hugh Creighton, who is 
buried by the side of Dr. James Strat- 
ton and wife, in Trinity churchyard, at 
Swedesboro. She lived with her par- 
ents at Haddonlleld, New Jersey, dur- 
ing the revolutionary war. 

7. Anna Stratton, daughter of Dr. 
James Stratton and Anna Harris, be- 


came tlic wife ul' Dr. .lolm I.. Strattoii, 
of Mount Holly, New^fC^ Shu left 
one son, Benjamin TTarris Stratton, M. 
D. Another son, .lames, died in in- 

7. Sarah Strattox. daughter of Di-. 
James Stratton, became the ^vifc of 
Edward Carpenter of Carpenter's Land- 
ing, Gloucester county, X.^. Slie 
died Feb. 12, 1852. Sh^e left descend- 
ents. See the Carpenter branch of the 
Stratton family, p . %! 

7. Maria Strattox, daughter of Dr. 
James Stratton and Mary Creiulit(jn: 
married first Dr. Erknries Fithian, of 
New Jersey. He died, and she after- 
ward was the wife of Daniel P. Strat- 
ton, of Bridget on; she died in 1857, 
April 12; born 1789. She left de- 
scendants by second husband. 

r. Key. Samuel Creigiitox Strattox, 
son of Dr. James Stratton; born May 
10, 1794; died Oct. 28, 1860. 
Rev. Samuel C. Stretton was first mar- 
ried to Margaret S. Ker; (died Jan. 10, 
1832) of Sylvan Retreat, Eastern Shore 
of Virginia, daughter of George and 
Sarah Ker, Nov.l7. 1825. They had 
five children, three of whom died in 
infancy; two survived, Mary and 


Rev. Samuel C. Stratton's second wife 
was Miss Elizabeth Hood, of Philadel- 
phia, daughter of John and Sarah 
Hood. They were married April 28, 
1834. She died Nov. 29, 1873. There 
w^ere no children by this marriage. 
Rev. Samuel C. Stratton was first 
rector at Snow Hill, Maryland. He, 
with his brother, Charles C, were care- 
fully educated under the guidance of 
Bishop Croes, wdio watched over their 
studies at New Brunswick. Rev. Sam- 
uel's first wife died, and was buried at 
Newtown. Conn., where he was rector 
for several years. A memorial wdndow 
was placed in the church at Newtown 
in memory of him. In this, as in his 
other parishes, he was much beloved. 
Reverend Samuel C. Stratton's children 

-fr — FrtAXOEf i CREiriiiToy, born March 21, 

8. Mary Strattox, daughter of Rev. 
Samuel Creighton Stratton, and Mar- 
garet Sheppard Ker; born April 8th, 
1825; died Oct. 5th, 1886, at the resi- 
dence of her sister-in-law, Mrs. James 
Stratton; Bordentown, N. J.; buried at 
Swedesboro, N. J. 



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June 17. 18l)*», lit Fall I^ivcr, Mass., 
Sarah B. Almy. They had no ,hil- 

CiiAHLEs Creigiiton Stkattox, l.(.ni 

Maivh (;. 17i)(); was a o-rachiatc of R:it-f ,: 

ger's College, Xew Brunswick. Ile;'^,!^' '^"^ 

was twice a memher ui Congress, and 

was Governor of New Yorli from 1845 c7e y^Sey 

to 1848. In Feb. 1, 1854, he married ^ 

Sarah Taggert, daughter of Joseph and 

Sarah Taggert, of Philadelphia. He 

died March 30, 185^, and was buried 

ni Trinity churchvard at Swedesl)oro. 


Died, at bis residence, near Swedesboro, on Wednesday, 
30lh inst., Hon. Charles C. Stbatton, ex.- Governor of New 
Jersey, aged 63 years. 

Gov. Slbatton's name was so closely woven witb tbe inter- 
ests of bis native State, in wbose service he spent so many ot 
tbe best years of bis life, that we feel it to be a tribute due bis 
memory, to mark bis going from among us witb sometbing 
more tban a bare mention of tbe fact. He was born in Swedes'- 
boro in 17*)G. Quite early in bis youth be entered Rutger's 
College at New Brunswick, of which he was a graduate. Soon 
after his return home, he was sent to tbe State Legislature, of 
which he was a member for several terms. He was^'then placed 
on nomination as a candidate for Congress on the State ticket, 
and was elected by a large majority; his second campaign was 
signalized by the well-known "Broad Seal War." and although 
he was refused his seat upon that issue, at the succeeding elee- 


^c^JL l^tftf 

tion the entire ticket was triumphantly sustained, and he was 
again returned, and sat as a State Representative through the 
following Congress. Upon the adoption of the new State ccn- 
stitutiou he was chosen as the first governor, and in the exe- 
cution of this trust there was devolved upon him the very 
onerous and responsible duties of first setting all its machinery 
in motion. He filled the position and met its responsibilities 
with faithfulness and honesty. The prominent feature of liis 
character was integrity — his name was a pledge of straightfor- 
ward honesty to all who knew or came in contact with him. 
He was never too courteous to be truthful, nor too emulous of 
praise to be wanting in candor; even his warmest political op- 
ponents were constrained to admit his unvarying consistency 
and his unflinching probity. And in this age of public insta- 
bility and personal venality, a man of whom this can be truly 
said is worthy of an honored place in our remembrance. In 
his judgment Governor Stratton was always deliberate and 
firm, and in his neighborhood his opinion was always respected 
and relied upon in matters of business and polity. He had 
always been a regular attendant, and in his latter years was a 
consistent member of the Church in Swedesboro. In the pri- 
vate relations of life the deep respect and affection of his 
large connections are the strongest testimonials of his real 
worth. To one of the best of mothers he was the best of sons, 
and to all who looked for guidance he was undeviatingly kind 
and constant. He was pure hearted, and consistent, earnest 
and true. May our State have many such rulers, and our land 
be blessed with a new race of statesmen as single hearted and 
as honest. 

Stratton Hall, Swedesboro, was famous for hos- 
pitality for years. It was built in 1794. 

Bishop Wilmer, of Louisiana, who died in 1878, 
son of the Rev. Simon Wilmer, rector of Trinity 
Church, Swedesboro, was born in the mansion. 




7. Sarali Strattoii niarrie;! K Iwanl ( ! irppiit(^r. jva oeA. J)"J'7(5^ 
son of Tliomas Carpenter. i>t" ( 'arjjeiitcr's LiiidiuLi-. 
Gloucester county, N. J., and a lineal descendent of 
the fiftli generation of Samuel Carpenter of Philadel- 
phia, first treasurei- of the Province of Pennsylvania, 
member of the xVsseml)ly. commissioner of Governor 
William Penn to represent him (hiring his absence in 
England, &c., &c. 

Thomas Carpenter, the father of Edward Car- 
penter, above named, although Ijorn and educated a 
Quaker, served as an officer in the New Jerse}' Line 
during the Revolution, holding the ranks of paymas- 
ter and connnissary. He was present at the battles 
of Assinpink and Princeton, and shared the tent of 
General Mercer the nidit before the latter. He was 
at Red Bank immediately after that battle had been 
fought, and helped to care for the wounded Count 
Dunop. To him Washington was largely indel)ted 
for the subsistence of his army while quartered at 
Morristown. Provisions and foraue were chieflv 
drawn from South Jersey in sledu'cs durinu' that 
eventful winter by Paymaster and Commissar\ Car- 
penter, who with the aid of a force of dragoons under 
his command, collected the supplies in the lower 
counties of Salem, Cumberland and (xloucester. 

7. Edward Carpenter married Sarah Stratton, 
Sept. 5, 1799. He resided at Glassboro, N. J., where 
he succeeded to his fatlier's interest in the glass 
works now owned by the Whitney Bros., which he 
retained until his death, March 13, 1813. His w^idow 
survived until Feb. 12, 1852. Upon her devolved 
the task oi educating their five children. She inher- 
ited the fine qualities of her father. Dr. James Strat- 
ton. She was a strict disciplinarian, an exemplary 
Christian, and possessed great strength of character. 
After her husband's death she removed with her 
family to Woodbury, and subsequently to Carpen- 
ter's Landing, where she remained at the head' of her 
father-in-law's house until his death, in 1847, when 
the mansion was sold. After this, for the remainder 
of her life, her time was divided among her children. 
She died at the house of her son, Edward C irpenter, 
in Philadelphia, and lies interred wdth her husband, 
in the churchyard of Trinity Church, Swedesboro. 

Their children were: 

8 Thomas Preston Carpenter, born April 19, 
1804; married Nov. 19, 1830, Rebecca Hopkins, 
daughter of Dr. Samuel Hopkins. He received a 
liberal education, and was admitted to the bar of 
New Jersey, where he attained great prominence and 
was justly regarded as a leader For many years he 
resided at Woodbury. He was appointed to a judg- 
ship on the Supreme Bench of New Jersey during 
the administration of Governor Stratton. At the 
close of his judicial term. Judge Carpenter removed 


his residence to Camden, w here he eoiiliiiued lo re- 
side ill the practice of his profession until his death, 
March -J, 1S7(). 

Judge (Jari)enler was a prominent nienil)er of 
the Episcoi)al Cluii-eh. and fur many years represent- 
ed the diocese in which he lixcd as a delegate to the 
general conventions of that denomination. He was 
noted for his many accomplislnnents. for his scliolarly 
attainments, for liis u'enial warmth of manner and 
pleasant address and unswervinu' inleiiritv. 

Their chilih-en are: 

9. SrsAN Mauv (Jaim'exter, born Aug. 14, 

9. Anxa Sthatton Carpextek, horn June K), 
1843: died Dec. 13, 186t). 

9. Tiiu.MAs Pi{EST()X CARrEXTEi;, horn Sept. 
23, 1846; died Aug. 25, 1848. 

9. James Hopkixs Carrexter, born Nov. 18, 

8. Mary Toxkix Carpenter, second child of 
Edward Cari)enter and Sarah Stratton; born Sept. 
14, 1805; married March 24, 1837, Pviehard W. 
Howell, Esq., of Camden, N. J., a lawyer of ability 
and eminence, son of Col. Howell of '"Fancy Hill.' 
Her husband died Ang. 12, 1859, and was interred 
in the cemetery at Camden. 

Their children are: 

9. Joiix Pascall Howkm.; born April 12. 
1831; died June 2, 1832. 


9. Edward Carpenter Howell; born July 
24, 1833; died March 5, 1834. 

V». Samuel Bedell Howell; born Sept. 30, 
1834: married Maria Neill, and has several children. 

9. Charles Stratton Howell; born Dec. 
21, 1837; unmarried. 

9. Richard Holmes Offly Howell; born 
April 2, 1840; died Jan. 3, 1850. 

9. Joshua Ladd Howell; born June 16, 1842; 
married Mary Eyre Savage, and has a child. 

9. Thomas James Howell; born Oct. 10, 
1844; killed in action at the Battle of Gaines' Mill, 
Va., June 37, 1862. He was a lieutenant in one of 
the New Jersey regiments in the late war, and gave 
promise of an excellent record as a soldier. He was 
killed in the early part of the war during the cam- 
paign in the peninsula under General McClellan, and 
was under eighteen years of age at the time of his 

9. Anna Howell; born Sept. 12, 1846; mar- 
ried Malcom Lloyd, and has several children. 

^, Francis Lee Howell; born May 20, 1849; died 
Aug. 2, 1872. 

9. Sarah Carpenter Howell; born Oct. 3, 
1850; died Dec. 4, 1851. 

8. James Stratton Carpenter, third child of 
Edward Carpenter and Sarah Stratton; born Oct. 14, 
1807; married Oct. 12, 1832, Camilla Julia Sander- 
son, daughter of John Sanderson. He was graduated 
at the University of Pennsylvania, where he after- 


wards took tlio degroe of M. I). Sul).sc(|iieiitly he 
visited Eiiropc. .ind coiitiiiticd his educ.-ition 
ill Paris, ivt iiriiiiii;- to this coiinirv in Xovciiiher, 
1889, he settled himsidf at Pottsville, Peiiiisylvaiiia, 
then oiilv recently settk'd. Here he continii.d to 
reside in tlu' practice of his ])rofessioi) until his- 
death, whiidi occnrred Jan. ;;i. isT-J. His fame as a 
skillful surgeon and physician was not confined to 
the neighborhood of iiis home — he was frequently 
called for Consultation to remote portions of the 
country. His social (jualities and great hosjHtality 
made for him many strong friendships. His home 
was the resort of a charming circle, of which he was 
the leading spirit. He was interivd at Pottsville. 

His widow survi\('d him. 'i'lieir children are: 
1). John Tiio.m.vs Caii^^kntek, boiii June ^I'i . 
1833; married Dec. 4. l«5r). Kliza Hill, daughter of 
Charles M. Hill, of Pottsville. They have four chil- 
dren living. He was graduated A. B. with first 
honor at the Pniversitv of Pennsvlvania. .Tuh '' 
1852, took degree of A. M in course, University of 
Pennsylvania, July 2, 1855, graduated M. D. Medical 
Department University of Pennsvlvania, Julv 2. 
1852. He served with great distinction in the army, 
was appointed surgeon hy the Go^'erno]• of Pennsyl- 
vania at the outbreak of the Civil War, April 20, 
1861; surgeon 34th Regiment Infantry Pennsylvania 
reserve corps, June (5, 1801; brigade surgeon United 
States army Sept. 4, 1801; served as medical director 
of McCooks Brigade, Army of West \irginia. (Jet. 

14, 18G1; medical director in charge of general hos- 
pitals, Charlestown, West Virginia, Dec. 18,1861; 
in charge of general hospitals, Cumberland, Mary- 
land, March, 1862; medical director Mountain De- 
partment, Wheeling, Virginia, May 10, 1862; in 
charge United States general hospitals, Cincinnatti, 
Ohio, Aug. 25, 1862, and medical director, Depart- 
ment of the Ohio, Dec. 26, 1863; president of Army 
Medical Board, Cineinna/ti, Ohio, May 18, 1863; 
medical inspector and superintendent Hospital Dis- 
trict of Kentucky, March ID, 1864, lit' resides at 

9. Sarah Stratton Carpenter, born June 
14, 1835; married Rev. Daniel Washburn, Jan. 27, 
1854. He is now rector ot" the Episcopal Church, 
Ashland, Pennsylvania. They have several children. 

9. Sophie Carrie Carpenter, born Nov. 11, 
1837; unmarried. 

9. CopNKLiA Maim A Carpenter, born Dec. 
18, 1840; unuRirried (1877.) 

9. James Edward Carpenter, born Sept. 29, 
1843; died Jan. 18, 1845. 

9. Preston Carpenter, born Sept. 29, 1843: 
married Kate Wheeler, daughter of Edward Wheeler, 
of Pottsville, who has since died. He has two chil- 
dren. He served in the army during a portion of 
the late war, and was attached to the signal corps. 

9. Camilla Carpenter, born June 10, 1851; 

0. M.\i;v ITowELL Carpenter, horn Nov. 17, 
1856, iiiimarriod. 

9. Richard Howell Cau!m:\ter, horn March 
2, 1858; unmarried. 

8. Samuel Tonkin Carpenter, fourth child 
of Edward Carpenter ,iud Sarah Stratton, horn Nov. 
28, 1810; married May 2('., 1841, Frances Cham- 
plain, of Dorh3-, Connecticut, wlio died Jan. 4, 1845. 
Married second wife, Emilie Thompson, of Wilming- 
ton, Delaware. He was a (dergyman in the Episcopal 
church, and was settled for some years in Connecti- 
cut, where he married his first wife. Afterwards he 
hecame rector of tlie Episcopal church at Smyrna, 
Delaware, where lie remained many years. He had 
other charges, hut the writer has not the data hefore 
him to give an account of them. Suhsequently lie 
became chaplain in the United States arniv. Ilis 
death occurred Dec. 26, 1864. He was interred in 
the ''new graveyard," Trinity cimrch, Swedeshoro. 
His second wife survives him. and resides v/ith her 
family at J^S^^X, near Chicago. Illinois. 

His children ])y his first wife. PVances Cham- 
plain, were: 

9. Samuel Champlain Bj>akeslee Carpen- 
ter born Nov. 17. 1842; died Sept. 28, 1871. He 
served with credit in the army during the late war. 

9. Frances Mary Carpenter, born Julv 21. 

[By his second wife, Emilie D. ThomiK-^on. his 
children are:] 

9. Herbert Dewey Carepnter, burn June 2, 

9. Florence Carpenter, jjorn Dec. 22, 1854. 

9. Horace Thompson Carpenter, l)()rn Oct,. 10, 

9. Richard Howell Carpentpr, born Dec. 21, 

9. Louis Tonkin Ciiatfield Carpenter, born 
Nov. 17, 1864. 

8. Edward Carpenter, fit'tli chibl of Edward 
Carpenter Mnd Sarah Stratton; born M ly 17, 1813; 
married Nov. 16, 1837, Anna M. Howey, daughter 
of Benjamin M. Howey, of Gloucester countv, N. J. 
After his marriatre he resided for a sliort time at 
Glassboro, N. J., and sul)sequent]y, for a few vears, 
in Kent county, Miryland. He moved to Philadel- 
phia in 1843, where he has ever since resided, ex- 
cepting for a short interval which he spent at Hano- 
ver, Burlington county, N. J. He studied law, but 
confined himself t(j the real estate branch of that 
profession. As a scientific conveyancer he enjoys an 
excellent reputation, and his work bears a profes- 
sional value second to none in his city. He is a 
prominent member of the Episcopal chnich; was one 
of the founders of the Church of the Mediator, Phil- 
adelphia, now a fiourishing parish, and is now a del- 
egate to the diocesan convention of Pennsylvania. 
Mr. Edward Carpenter and his wife both survive 
[1877.] Their children are: 

9. Louis IIem;v Caim-kxtki;, F.l,. l). 
IS.'V.); iiiimniTicd. ('..ptaiu 1 <!t li rnitcl StuU-.s Ciiv- 
alfv; I )revut colonel I'liitcd States Ai'inv at llir pres- 
ent time. [ISTT] oil (hitv in Texas. He served in 
the eavalrv ol' tlic Aniiv of the Potomac diiian,^ the 
late wai-. P]nterin,Li- the service as a pi'ivate in the 
<ith ( iiited States eavah'v. he has received evcrv 
hrevet fi-om (ir^t lientenant to eolonelfor ,irallant and 
meritoi-ioiis conduct. B-fore tlic elosr of tlic wai- he 
comm iii(h'd a regiment, with the I'ank of eolontd of 
\-ohniteers. He served on the personal staffs of 
Generals Pleasanton and Shoridan, and participated 
in all of the great cavalrj- battles in \'irginia. 

Since the close of tlie war he has been stationed 
in the Indian country, and has had the honor of 
being fivorahly mentioned several times in the re- 
ports of senior ofhcers nnder whom he has served, 
and in one instance attention was called to his bril- 
liant conduct in an alfair with Indians, on the Beaver 
Creek, Kansas. By a special order from de])artment 
headquarters, issued by Lieutenant-General Sheridan, 
for this action he received his brevet of colonel. 

^>. James Edwaiid Cakpentei;. born Manh <>, 
1841; married Oct. 17, 1867, Ilirriet Odin IKn-r, 
daughter of the Rev. Banjamin 1) )i-r. D. D.. rector 
of Christ church, Philadelphia. lie served as a vol- 
unteer in the late war. p]nlisting as a private in the 
•8th Pennsylvania cavalry, he became captain and 
brevet major. Served during the latter part of t he- 
war on the staff of Major General David Mc M. 

Gregg, one of Sheridan's division commanders, and 
was present at and participated in nearly all of the 
battles fought by the cavalry of the Army of the 
Potomac. Wounded in the cavalry fight at Phila- 
mont, during the advance of the army into Virginia 
aftei Antietam. In the charge of the 8tli Pennsyl- 
vania cavalry at Chancellorsville his horse was shot 
under him, and he, out of four officers who rode into 
the fight at the head of the column, was the only one 
who survived the action. 

Having partially prepared for the bar before the 
war commenced, at its close he resumed his studies 
and was admitted in October, 1865, at Philadelphia, 
where he continues to reside in the practice of his 

He is a vestryman of Christ church, Philadel- 
phia, manager of Christ church hospital and (jf Christ 
church chapel, treasurer of the Historical Society of 
Penns3dvania and a member of the executive council 
of that body. 

He has two children now living, Edward, born 
Aug. 27, 1872; and Plelen, born Nov. 11, 1874. 

9. Sakah Caroline Carpenter, born Jan. 18, 
1843; married Jan. 18. 1865, Andrew Wheeler, a 
prominent iron merchant of Philadelphia, member of 
the well-known firm of Morris, Wheeler & Co., and 
vestryman of St. Luke's Episcopal church, Philadel- 
phia. They have four children now living, [1877] 
Andrew, Samuel Bowman, Arthur Ledlie and AValter 


\^. M.\i;v IIoM'KLL C.m;!'i:nti-:k, born .I.m. i>l>. 
1845: uimi.iri'icd. 

i>.'Ai; ^\'Js■^Kl• ( 'aim-k.ntki;. horn April \'.\. 
1847: (lied Xov. 2, 1848. 

••>. Thomas I'iikston ('Am-KNTKi;, l.oi-ii Ai)ril 30, 
I84W; miinan-icd; resides at Chicago, and is agent for 
Vv\vv Wright c^ Sons, and the American Steanishi]) 

^>. riKNKiKTTA IIowKv Caki'ENteh, bom Jail. 25. 

18;');"), and died soon after lier birth. 


born Xov. 11. 18f>(). Now at college at the Fnivcr- 
sity of Pennsyhania [1877.] 


(NOTES BY F. S. H.) 

The family of Howey's in this country were de- 
scendants of Quakers bearing the name of Howe, of 
Suffolk county, England. 

There were three brothers. One remained in 
England and inherited the parental estate, and from 
him, it is believed. General Lord Howe, of revolu- 
tionary fame, is descended. 

The two other brothers, John and Robert, came 
to this country in the old colonial times, and }»ur- 
cliased about three thousand acres of land in New 
Jersey, of which tract "Pleasant Meadows," the 
homestead of the Howey family, formed apart. Five 
generations lived on this place, which was finely sit- 
uated and well cultivated. 

Robert Howe is the ancestor of Benjamin M. 
Howey, who married Miss Isabella StratLon, daughter 
of Dr. James Stratton. Two of their descendants 
served with honor in the army during the recent civil 
war. Benj. Franklin Howey as captain of New^Jer- 
sey volunteers, and his nephew, Dr. Chales C. Cham- 
pion, as surgeon. 

The children of Benjamin and Isabella Stratton 
Howey were: 


2. Anna Maria, iiiarricd Edward ('arpcntci-. A. X^ 
Children were: 

3. Colonel Loi is 1Ik.m;v Caki-knikk, U. S. A. 
3. Ja.mks Edwaiu) ('aiu'KN'I'ki;, married llaiiift 

0. Dorr. 

3. Sarah Caroline Carpenter, wife of Andrew 

3. Mary Howell Carpenter. 

3. Thomas Preston Carpenter. 

3. Charles Crei(;iiton Stratton Carpenter. 

2. Rebecca, wife of William Cooper Champion. 
Children were: 

3. Dr. Charles Stratton Champion married 
Rachael Jones of Salem, N. J. Their three children 
died yoimg. 

3. Sarah, wife of Isaac Newton. The}- have une 

2. Sarah Handy, died June 25111. 1842; aged 21. 

2. Henrietta Stratton; unmarried. 

2. James Stratton, of Swedesboro, N. J., (now 
of Philadel})hia) married Henrietta Ogden, daughter 
of Samuel 0!i:den, of Woodbury, N. J. Thev have 4 
children, Martha, Kate, Mary and lidle. 

2. Benj. Franklin, of Waterga]). married Mar- 
tha Evans, daughter of M. P]vans, of the Delaware 
Watergap. They have two children living, Mary 
Belle and Anna Carpenter. Frances Stratton died 
aged 16 months and 9 days. 

2. Frances Stratton; unmarried. 


2. Charles Stkatton Howe, [original style of 
family name] married Margaret Hazleton, dangliter 
of M. Hazleton, of Philadelphia. They have one 
child, Clara. 

2. Mary Isabella, born Nov. 4, 1840; married 
Joseph Wheeler, of Philadelphia, Sept. 21, 1865; died 
Nov. 12, 1871. She left three children. 

3. Samuel, born July 16, 1866; died Fel). 1st, 

3. Joseph Frank, born May 30th, 1868. 

3. Henrietta Howey, born Feb. 28, 1870; died 
Feb. 4, 1874. 



(CONIINUbU) ^£^ h, '7 

5. Freelove Strattox, wife of Ambrose 

Whittaker, of Fairfield. She was born 

Feb. 1733 and she died May 8, 1765; 

aged 32 years, 2 months and 10 days. 

(Note by C. E. Shei)pard.) 
5. TiiOMAZiNE Strattox, born 20 June, 

1735, and died in 1785; no record of 

mai riage. 
5. Elizabeth Strattox, born 28 October, 

1737, and died 14 June, 1759; no 

record of marriau:e. 
5. Prestox Strattox, born 1 Jan. 1740, 

and died 20 April, 1740. 
5. Prestox Stkati'ox, born 8 Aug. 1741; 

died Nov. 18. 1759; has tombstone in 

old Cross-Roads Presbyterian graveyard, 

near Fairton, N. J, 

5. Levi, born March 21, 1743, and 
died Feb. 16, 1792; married to Mrs. 

Ab-ii^all Powell [Note by C. E. S.], about 17S2, 
wife died Dec. 18, 1785, [Note by C. 
E. S.] He left children: 

6. Daxiel Powell, born 7 Dec, 1784; 

died 6 June, 1840. 


6. Sarah, born April, 1775; died Oct. 7, 
1796; wife of Reuben Buck. Reuben 
Buck and his first wife, Sarah Strat- 
ton, had three children, viz: 

7. ViOLETTA P., born Nov. 17, 1793; 
died May 22, 1838. 

7. Reuben, born Nov. 17, 1794. 
7. Sarah S., born Oct. 7, 1796; married 
Levi Stratton, son of John and Eleanor 
Leake Stratton, and had three children. 
[See under his name in this record.] U.^J 
Reuben Buck married a second wife, by whom 
he also had three children, Mary, Abigail and Ruth. 
— [The above I took from the Buck Geneaology.] — 
C. E. Sheppard.] 

5. Levi (above) united with the Fairfield Pres- 
byterian Church, May 3, 1778, and was 
elected a ruling elder in 1790. — Fair- 
field Presbyterian Church Records. 

5. John, born at Fairfield, 10 Nov. 
1747; died Feb. 11, 1814; buried at 
Pittsgrove in churchyard. He married 
at Salem, N. J., 5 April, 1775, Eleanor 
Leake, daughter of Nathan Leake; she 
was born 18 April, 1751; she died — . 
Their children were: 

6. Elizabeth, born at Fairfield, 1776; 
died 1777. 

6. John Leake, born at Deerfield, Feb. 
23, 1778. JieJi t-<^. 1^. if ^i)^ 


6. GiLHKKT Thwknt, })orn P'eh. 6, 17M; 

(lied 1S()7. 
6. Nathan Leakk, Ijom Jan. :u, 17.S(); 

died 18(>2, JUr. \\^ 

6. Levi Stkatton, son of John StiMttMii 
and Kleanor Leake; horn 21) ^hiv, IT'.U; 
died in LS;},S; niarried Sarali S. Luck, 
daughter of Keuhen Buck, who married 
Sarah Stratton. Their eliildren were: 

7. Nathan Leake, born 1828; removed 
to Texas; niarried in Texas; he liad 
three eliildren. 

7. Jonathan Freeman, horn 18 Feh. 
1831, and removed to the West; mar- 
ried there. 

7. Levi, born Aug. 2(i, 1833; he removed 
to Texas and died there. 



Was born at Deerfield in the year 1748, and was a 
grandson of Recompence Leake, of English descent, 
who came from Long Lsland to Deerfield about the 
year 1732. The children of Recompence were Sam- 
uel, John, Recompence and Nathan, who appear to 
have all been born before their father went to Deer- 
field, Nathan being then about seven years old. 

Samuel married a Miss Preston, and had chil- 
dren: Samuel, Levi, Aaron and Mary. The father 
of Samuel, who was a zealous Presbyterian, was very 
desirous that his son should become a minister; but 
discovering that, when he supposed him to be study- 
ing theology, he was reading "Blackstones Commen- 
taries of Law," he warned him that if this continued 
he should send him out into the world to make his 
own living. The son took him at his word, and went 
to teach a school at Newcastle and in Salem, at the 
same time reading law and preparing himself for col- 
lege, so that he graduated at Princeton in 1774. In 
1776 he was licensed as a lawyer. He married and 
was soon in full practice; removing from there in 
1786 to Trenton, where he continued until his death 
in 1820, leaving three daughters, one of whom mar- 
ried Professor Slack of Princeton, and the others lived 
to old age in Trenton, unmarried. 


He was a very learnetl lawyer, strictly licmest- 
and a siiu-ere Christian, hclonginu- 1(3 the I'resbytcrian 
Clnircli, and was es])e('ially faithful ami lal.oi-ioiis in 
the instriu'tion of the yonn^ men whu studied law 
with him, winning their regard so that they held him 
in the highest esteem. 

Nathan Leake, son of Recoin pence, married and 
had two children, Eleanor and Abhy. p:iean()r mar- 
ried John Strat ton, and was the mother of Nathan 
L. Stratton, deceased, lately of r3ridgeton, and several ^^^^ 
other children. The second wife of Nathan Leake 
was Hannah, daughter of Samuel Fithian. of Green- 
wich, burn in 1742 and died in 1824. Tlu-y had nine 
children — Phebe married William (iarrison; they 
lived a few miles north of Bridgton, and had a son, 
Abijah. David married Hannah Shute; they had 
children — William, Mary, Phebe and David. Piach^el 
married Amos Fithian, of Cedarville; ti cy had chil- 
dren — Joseph, a phy.sician about 80 years old. who 
has long resided in Woodbury: Joel, a physician, re- 
siding in Oxford, Ohio; Hannah, who married Dr. 
Garrison, of Swedesboro, her cousin, whose son. Rev. 
Dr. Joseph Garrison, is rector of the P^jiscopalian 
Church of Camden; Amos, George and Rebecca; all 
deceased but the two doctors. Nathan married Putli 
Garrison. P]phraim is d(\id. Ruth, after the death 
of her sister Phebe, married William Garrison: their 
children were Dr. Charles Ednunid. (Jeorsj-e and 
Amos. Rebecca married Rieliard Mulford. and re- 
moved with him to Cincinnati. 


Nathan Leake, 2d, was born in 1770; married 
Ruth Garrison; removed to Millville, and resided 
there until his death in 1836. He was, although not 
a man of more than ordinary capacity, an influential 
and respectable citizen and magistrate. He took the 
side of the Democrats in politics, and in 1815-16, 
1820-24, was elected a member of the Legislature. 
He had nine children — Emma, William G., Nathan, 
Samuel F., Ruth, James, Eliza, Charles and Ephiiam 
F. Several of the-e are dead; Ephriam F. is a re- 
spectable physician, and a member of the Presbyte- 
rian Church in Frankford, Pennsylvania. 

Quite a number of Leake's have, from time to 
time, emigrated to the Western States, some of whom 
have attained to elevated positions there. — Judge L. 
Q. C. Elmer, in (Brief JVo lice s of old Residents of 

6. John Leake Stratton, of Mount 
Holly, son of John Stratton and Elea- 
nor Leake, born at Deerfield, Feb. 28, 
1778; died Aug. 17, 1845. Married 
first Anna Stratton, daugliter of Dr. 
James Stratton, of Swedesboro, N. J. 
They had two children. He and his 
family attended the Episcopal church. 

7. James, born and died infant. 

7. Dr. Ben.tamix H. Stratton, born 
1805; died Dec. 1875, at Mount Holly, 

6. By second marriage with Nancy New- 
bold. Dr. Jno. Stratton had one child. 

7. John Leake Newbold Stratton, of 
Mount Holly, N. J.; died. 



Dr. John Leake Stratton was l)orii in Dein-field, 
Cumberland county, New Jersey, Feb. 23, 1778. His 
father was a fanner who could not afford to ,uive 
his sons more than a common school education. The 
subject of our sketch was, however, naturally 
studious, and in addition tcj the education of his 
neighborhood school, he acfjuired some kninvledge of 
latin, and on the 12th day of May, 1797, ccjmmenced 
the study of medicine with his cousin, Dr. James 
Stratton, of Swedesboro. 

After attending the re(|uired course of lectures 
at the University of Pennsylvania, he was licensed to 
practice medicine and surgery on March 27th. 1800. 
He commenced practice at once in Mount Holly, and 
continued to reside there with a single intermission 
of short duration until his death. As early as 1808 
he drove from Mount Holly to New Brunswick to at- 
tend a meeting of the State medical societ}-. at which 
there were present 25 members. 

Dr. John L. Stratton was a fine specimen of 
manly comliness; affable; amiable and affectionate, he 
sympathized earnestly with his i)atients of all classes 
and conditions; and after a life of self-sacrifice and 
devoted usefulness to his profession and his patients. 


died as he had lived — an honored Christian gentle- 
man — on the 17th day of August, 1845. 

[From the historical address l^y Dr. Joseph Par- 
rish at the semi-centennial meeting of the Burlington 
County Medical Society, held at Burlington, June 17, 

7. Dr. Benjamin H. Stratton, of Mount 
Holly, son of Dr. John Stratton, of 
Mount Holly; born 1805; died Dec. 29, 
1875; married Emeline Whitehall. He 
practiced medicine at Mount Holly, and 
was a graduate of Princeton College 
and also of the medical department of 
the University of Pennsylvania. His 
children were: 

8. Anna H., wife of Dr. C. A. Kingsbury, 
of Philadelphia; they had no children. 

8. Mary Virginia, wife of A Mario. She 
had a son, who died aged four years. 
He was remarkable both for his beauty 
and talents. 















7. Jolm L. N. Stratlon was boni in Mount 
Holly, and was the son of Dr. John I.. Stratton. a 
well-known physician in his clay, ami of Aim Newb(jld 
Stratton, his wife. 

He read law in the otTicc of Ahi'aham llrown 
and his son, Bowes Reed Bi-own. in Mount llollv, 
and was admitted to the bar in 188V). He was a 
Whig in i»olities originally, and a prominent leader. 
Afterwards he became a Republican. 

In 1858 he was elected to Congress and again in 

He was director of the Farmer's Bank of New 
Jersey at Mount Holly, and n])on the death of the 
veneralde John Black, he was chosen president. At 
the time of his death he was a member of the vestry 
of Dr. Aiiih ' rnon'ci church, ^"ir, Ay\ckre\H^s 

His remains were buried in St. Andrew's grave- 

7. John L. X. Stkaitox. of Mount Holly, 
graduate of Princeton; born at Mount 
Hollv Nov. 27, 1817; niarrird Cai-oline 
Elizabeth Newbold Se])t. 14th, 1S4-J: 
she died Nov. (>, 1897. at Mount Holly. 
They had two children. 


8. James, born Aug. 26th, 1845; colonel 
on Gov. Bedle's stalf, 1876; Major in 
the 4th New Jersey Regmient in 1876; 
graduate of Princeton; died December 
3, 1886. 

8. Louisa, born Nov. 1st, 1849; wife of 
William Delany Wetherill, of Philadel- 
phia; who died Feb. 11, 1887. 

9. They had one son, John Stratton 
Wetherill; died Dec. 19, 1896. 

9. And one daughter, Maud Walker Weth- 
Mrs. Louisa Wej((therill married second Amos 
Gibbs, of Mount Holly. 



Was born at Deerfield, January 31, 1786, and was 
the son of Jolin Stratton, of Fairfield. 

Several of the early settlers of East and South 
Hampton, in Long Island, among whom were jx-r- 
sons named Diament, Fithian, Mulford, Lupton, 
Reeves, Sayre, Woodruff, Pierson, Parvin, Ludlam, 
More and Stretton (as the name seems to liave l)een 
originally written, although, according to tlic Fng- 
lish usage, prohaldy pronounced as it now is), re- 
moved to South Jersey. Benjamin Stratton came to 
Fairfield about 1716, and from him most of the 
Strattons have descended. John was a great-grandson. 
He lived during the early part of his life in Fairfield 
and, like most of the Presbyterians, was a zealous 
Wliig. He removed to Deerfield in 1788, was a jus- 
tice of the peace and a ruling elder. (He and his 
wife both united with F'airfield Presbyterian church. 
May 13. 1781.) The Presbyterians there weri' nuich 
disturbed by the marriage of some of their members 
to sisters of a deceased wife, believed to be contrary 
to the discipline of the church and to the teachings 
of the I>ible. Justice Stratton celel)rated such a 
marriage, and thereby incurred the censure of the 
church session, and, although urged to acknowledge 


his error, declined to do so. The consequence of 
this disagreement was that he severed his connection 
with that church and joined the Pittsgrove church, 
with which he was connected and much esteemed 
until his death, in 1814. ^ 

Nathan Leake Stratton removed first to Mount 
Holly and afterward to Bridgeton, where, in 
1814, he entered into partnership with Daniel P. 
Stratton and John Buck. For a quarter of a century 
Nathan L. Stratton was the active man in the gen- 
eral merchandise department, and the business be- 
came the largest transacted in the county. 

-5*1815 Mr. Stratton married Hannah Buck, 
one of the daughters of Joseph Buck, deceased, and 
in the course Df the succeeding two or three years, 
l)uilt the ])rick house still standing on the north side 
of Commerce street, a little below Bank street, and 
afterwards, as his family increased considerably, en- 
larged it. He occupied a large adjoining lot, wdth a 
barn, stable and carriage-house, on Bank street. Mrs. 
Stratton died in 1854, and Mr. Stratton very sud- 
denly in 1862; they were members of the Presbyte- 
rian church. Several of their children died infants, 
one daughter died at the age of twenty-two, and a 
son at the age of twenty-nine. Their son Alexander 
continued a mercantile business, resided in the family 
mansion, and died unmarried in the year 1873, at 
the age of 56 years. 

Three sons and two daughters are living. Chas. 
P. Stratton graduated at Princeton in 1848, studied 


l;i\v, resideti in ('aiiidtii. aiid is presiding judij^c (jf lliu 
Camden courts. He married (jlara (/ooper, of Tren- 
ton, and lias several children. Geor<;e resides in 
Bridgeton, and is unmarried, t ^ jleanor S(>])hia N. 
married Charles K. IJuck, resides in \Vilmin;j:tiin, 
Delawai'o, and has two children. 

Joseph Bu(;k Stratton, their oldest child, was 
carefully educated. With his cousins, James and 
Daniel, he was in earlv aL!:e a member of a Sahbath 
school class taught by the writer of these notes.l )4t<.^-jt iyOyv^-rj 
After a preparatory training at the school in Law- 
renceville, he entered Princeton Coll cue, and took his 
first degree in 1888, receiving in due conrse the 
degree of A. M.. and in IS')*) the honorary degree of 
D. D. He studied law two years with the writer, 
finished his course in riiiladelphia with John Ser- 
jeant, and was then admitted to the liar there, and 
commenced business as a lawyer. While thus em- 
ployed he became a membin- or Kev. l)i'. IJoardman's 
church, and determined to engage in ])reaching the 
Gospel. He then entered the theological seminary 
at Princeton, and dnrinu; two vears of his studv there 
w'as a tutor in the college. Having finished the 
usual course of study; he was licensed to preach, 
received a call to become pastor of the Presbyterian 
church at Natchez, and was ordained and installed in 
1848. For thirty-two years he has been the faithful 
and acceptable minister of one of the most imjjortant 
Presbyterian churches in the South, and is justly 
ranked among the ablest })reachers of the Gospel in 


the country. He has been twice married and has 
two sons. — Judge L. Q. C. Ehiier, in (Brief JVotices 
of Old ^esident^ of Cumberland^ i^yj. 

6. Nathan Leake Stratton, 4th child of 
Jno. Stratton; born at Fairfield, N. J., 
Jan. 31, 1786. Removed to Mount 
Holly in his youth, thence to Cumber- 
land county and to Bridgeton, about 
1806, where he resided until his death. 

^ ? On March_7, 1815 he married Hannah 

Buck, daughter of Joseph Buck, of 
Bridgeton. She died Feb. 10, 1854; he 
died Feb. 11, 1862. Their children 

7. Joseph Buck Stratton. 
7. Alexander. 

7. Eleanor Leake. 

7. Nathan. 

7. George. 

7. John. 

7. Charles Preston. 

7. Anna Ruth. 

7. Edgar. 

7. Robert. 

7. Henry. 

7. Sophia Niel. 

7. Joseph Bqck Stratton, pastor emeritus 
of the First Presbyterian church at Natchez, Miss., 
was born the 24th of December, 1815, at Bridgeton, 


Ciiiiiburhind count v. New .Ifiscy, i-ccciN cd iiis aciide- 
mic education at Law icnct'villc AcadcniN , New .lur- 
sey, was graduatiMl at Printeton college in 1888, 
studied law at the oHicc^ of tlie lion. John Serjeant, 
at Philadelphia, and was admitted to the har in that 
city in 1S.S7. In l.s4() he abandoned the legal pro- 
fession in t)rder to adopt that of the Christian minis- 
try; pursued a regular course of study at the theo- 
logical seminary at Princeton. X. -I., and at the close 
of his studies, in 1.S48, accepted a call to the i)asto- 
rate of the First Presbyterian Church at Natchez, 
Miss., then one of the leading churches in the south- 
west. He was ordained to the sacred office, and in- 
stalled over the congregation by the Presbytery of 
Mississi})}*! on the 81st of December, 1843. His sul> 
sequent life has been devoted to the care of this 
parish. In the earlier years of his ministry Dr. 
Stratton took a })rominent ])art in fostering and ex- 
tending the religions, educational and })hilanthropic 
enterprises of the section of country with which he 
had identified himself. He was an active member of 
the councils of his church, and besides his regular 
pastoral and evangelistic work, made a liberal use of 
his pen in the way of reports to ecclessiastical bodies, 
essays upon moral and social subjects, historical and 
biographical sketches, vacation letters, and especially 
popular treatises upon practical religion. He has 
been a constant contributor to the ••SiMiih western 
Presbyterian," in New Orleans, the organ of the 
synod of Mississip})i, since its inception. A small 

voliimn of -'Prayers For the Use of Families" has 
had a large circulation in tlie South. In 1856 the 
colleo-e of New Jersey conferred upon Dr. Stratton 
the honarary degree of D. D. In 1857 he preached, 
hy appointment, before tlie General Assenil)ly, at 
Lexington, Ky.. a sermon on Ijehalf of the Assem- 
bly's Board of Publication. In 1858, at the meeting 
of the General Assembly in New Orleans, he was 
elected professor of church government and pastoral 
theology in the Theological Seminary at Danville, 
Ky., which appointment, however, was declined. In 
1 880 he was a delegate from the Southwestern Pres- 
byterian Church to the "Second General Council of 
the Presbyterian Alliance," which met at Philadel- 
phia Sept. 23d, and presided at one of its sessions. 
In May, 1884, he was the commissioner appointed by 
the General Assembly of the Southern Church to bear 
to the General Assembly of the Northern Church, 
which met at Saratoga, N. Y,, the ratification of the 
fraternal relations wbich had been established be- 
tween the two bodies after the severance effected by 
the civil war 

In April, 1894, Dr. Stratton resigned the charge 
of the church, over which he had presided for more 
than half a century, his Presbytery, at the request of 
his congregation, conferring upon him the title of 
"Pastor Emeritus." Since his retirement he has been 
occupied by occasional missionary labors in destitute 
comnmnities and writing for the religious press. 



"Sunday, Man-h 17, I'.MIl, marked an cx-cnl ful 
day lor the Presbvti'rian Clinrcli ul Natchuz. Fur 
years the need of more eon)})lete e(|uipment for the 
Sunday school and for the various lines of cliurch 
work has been felt, and yesterday realized the most 
sanguine hopes of the congregation in the dedication 
of Stratton Chapel. 

"Dr. Stratton's position in Natchez is unique. 
Identified as lie is with tiie joys and sorrows of 
four generation, among whom he has walked, "wear- 
ing the white flower of a blameless life," he is rever- 
enced by the whole community, and in any gathering 
his least word, his mere presence, is felt as a bene- 
diction, and the little children who passed him in 
long lines yesterday morning will always associate 
that loved presence with their first services in Strat- 
ton Chapel. After a brief service in the large lec- 
ture room, the children passed into the main church, 
which had been very beautifully' decorated with cut 
flowers, ferns and palms. The large seating ca})acity 
of the church was taxed to the utmost, and the pul- 
pit was occupied by Dr. Stratton, Dr. Alexander, of 
New Orleans, Mr. Carpenter, Mr. Butler and Dr. 

The sermon was })reached by Dr. Alexander. 


Over the doors leading to the spacious lecture 
room is the large memorial tablet of grey marble, 
bearing in gold letters the inscription: 

h'or the worship <>f God aiid the work <>f ///.s church 

Ix Grateful Memory 


The Rev. Joseph Buck Stratton, D. D. 

An Able Miiii-itei- of the New Testament, U'h > 
Was the Faithful and B^iloved Pastor of this 
Flock From Dec. 31. 1848, to April 11, 1894; 
And Who as Pastor Emeritus Lived to See 
The Building <>f This Memorial in Dec. 1900. 

'■'■Mot LTntd *f>, 0, Lord, hat Unto Thjj iVamc (rive 
Glory for Thy Mircij <nid Thy Truth's iSake." 

— Natchez D lily Pupfrs. 

7. Rev. J. B. Strattox married first Oct. 
4, 1844, Mary Vanuxem Smith, daught- 
er of Nathan Smith, of Philadelphia. 
She died Dec. 22, 1848. at Natchez, 
and is buried at Laurel Hill, Philadel- 
phia. Their children were: 

8. Sidney V. Stratton, born Aug. 8, 

8. Mary Louisa Stratton, born April 
25, 1847; died Oct. 7, 1863, at Bridge- 
ton, and was buried in the church- 
yard there. 
















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lv('\ . .1. P). Si latliMi iiiiirricd scccjiid, at Natchez, 
Caroline Matilda, daui^iitcr of Austin Williams and 
Caroline M. Routli, of Natchez, Nov. li'., l,s:)i>. Their 
only child was: 

8. Jc^sErii BrcK Stkation, ,Ii;.. I.uiii Oct. 
15, 1853; died Sept. K'.. isss, at Nat- 
chez. He married A^jril l.S, is.s.;, 
RntliAudley Britton. 

Their children were: 

9. Eliza Mackerv Biiittox SritATTox, 
born at Natchez, Miss.. Jan. 14. 1884. 

9. Sidney \\vNrxi;.M S'1'i;ai rox, di;.. l»orn 
at Natchez, Miss., dan. ."'.Otli. 1886. 

9. Cakolvxe Josepiiixe Sthattox. horn 
at Natchez, Miss , May 17th, 1888. 


7. Alexander Sri;A I'lox. merchant and 
ship-owner; l)i)iai at Bridgeton. Dec. 17, 
1817; died Jan 8, 1873, at Bridgeton. 
lunnarried, and is Iniried in the church- 
yard there. 

7. Eleaxok Leake, born at Bridgeton, 
and occupies the residence of her father 
Nathan Leake Stratton ( liM)l ). j^.Li.^ 

7. Nathax. born April 23, 1S2-2; dii-d 
Jan. 1_8. 1823. 

7. Ge<>i;gl. horn dan. 11, 1824; died 18S4; 
buried in chun hyard. 

7. Joiix. born Fi'h. 13. 1826; died Mav 
20, 1855; buried in churchyard. 


7. Charles Preston, born June 18, 182/; 
graduate of Princeton College; removed 
to Camden; married, in 185H, Clara 
Cooper, of Trenton, N. J.; was presid- 
ing judge of United States courts, died 
in 1884. Their children were: 

8. Clara Cooper Stratton, married 
Thomas L. Perot of Philadelphia. 
Their children were: 

9. Charles Stratton Perot, born June 
3, 1888; died the same day. 

9. Ruth Stratton Perot, born June 24, 

1889; died the same day. 
9. Frances Lea Perot, born Jan. 24, 

9. Charles Stratton Perot, born May 

25, 1891; died May 8, 1894. 
9. Thomas Lea Perot, Jr., born July 27, 

9. Charles Cooper Stratton Perot, 

born Nov. 30, 18v4. 
9. Joseph Sansom Perot, Jr , born July 

2, 1896. 
9. Effingham Perot, l)orn Nov. 18, 1897. 
9. Marguerite Perot, born March 28th, 


8. Preston Stratton married Rose Mc- 
Laughlin. Their children were: 

9. Charles Francis, born Jan. 18, 1891. 
9. Richard, born Sept. 27, 1894. 


8. Anna Hi rii SrKAir(»N. 

8. RicHAKi) Cooi'Ki!. 3i)raft'3y\ 


Hon. Cliarlcs 1*. Strattoii, one (jf New Jersey's 
most prominent lawyers, and a former law jud^re of 
Camden connty, died, at his residence. Third and 
Penn streets, Camden, last evening, aged Aftv-six 

Judge Stratton was born in Bridegton, N. J., 
on .Iiine 18, 1828, and was a descendant of Benja- 
min Stratton, of East Hamptom. L. 1.. who removed 
to Cumberland county, N. J., as early as 171"). The 
deceased obtained his preliminary education in the 
Bridu'eton schools, followinu' with an academical 
course at Perth Amhoy. Thus pi-epared, he entered 
Princeton Colleuc in 1845, and was graduated with 
the class of 1848. 

Almost ininiediatelv aftci- (inishinsj- his colletriate 
studies. Judge Stratton bcoan the study of law with 
Judge L. Q. C. Elmer, of Bridgeton, and was licensed 
to practice as an attorney in November, 18r)'2. Three 
years later he was admitted to the higher i-ank of 
counsellor; having removed in 185b to Camden to 
enter the oftice of Judge Carpenter, where he remain- 
ed for about one year. He acted as register in bank- 
ruptcy after the passage of the bankru})tcy act. 

In 1872 he was elected by the State Legislature 
on joint ballot, law-judge of Camden county for a 


term of five years. In politics Judge Stratton was a 

He was married in 1856 to Clara Cooper, of 
Trenton, whom he leaves a widow with four chil- 

Judge Stratton was a membei' of the Camden 
city council for two years, and while in that body 
succeeded in securing some necessary municipal re- 
forms. At the time of his death he was a director in 
the Camden Safe Deposit Company, the Camden and 
Philadelphia Ferry Company, the Bridgeton National 
Bank and the West Jersey Railroad. — [From Camden 

Charles Preston Stratton was distinguished by a 
fine intellect, and by marked literary tastes. His 
academic studies were pursued at a grammar school 
in Princeton, N. J. He was graduated at the uni- 
versity at that place. He sul^sequently studied law 
in the office of Judge Lucius Q. C. Elmer at Bridge- 
ton, N. J., and after his admission to the bar opened 
an office in Camden, N. J. He was eminently adapt- 
ed for his profession, and accjuired rapidly a lucrative 
practice. He took a w^arm interest in politics, and 
had a good prospect of promotion to office, a distinc- 
tion, however, which, given, he never coveted. For 
several years he occupied the position of judge in a 
local court near the city of his residence. 

His career was cut short by an insidious organic 
trouble, and his death was universally deplored as a 
public calamity. — [Notes by J. B. S.] 


7. AxxA HrTi!. I.(.ni May 1-J, ls;j(); died 
. I line <), 1 S^)•_^ 

I liorn AuLi'. 1, ]s-M\- died 

KOBEKT, * . ,. 

,, I iiilaiits. 

Henry, j 

7. Sophia Niel .Stkattox, daughter of 
Nathan Leake Strattoii, was born at 
Bridgeton, and married lier cousin. 
Charles Elton Buck, of Chestnut Hill. 
They removed to Wilmington. Dela- 
ware. Their children were: 

8. Charles Elton Blx'K, horn 1858, died 

8. Eleanor Stratton Buck, died at 
Wilmington, Delaware, May 25, 1884, 
and is buried at Laurel Hill, Philadel- 

8. Agnes Elton Bick, died. 

8. ALBEiiT Henry Buck, born March 9tli, 

8. Charles Elton, born 1875. 
Dr. Charles Elton ]>uck died at Wilmington. 
Delaware Sept. 2d, 1891, and is buried at Laurel 
Hill, Philadelphia, in the family lot of the Buck 

A special meeting of the Rector, Chuivh War- 
dens and \ estrymen of St. Andrew's Church, Wil- 
mington, was called on Friday afternoon, September 
4th, 1S91, to take action upon the death of Dr. C. 


Elton Buck. The rector, having announced the ob- 
ject of tlie meeting, with a feeling tribute to our de- 
ceased brother, the following minute was entered on 
the record: — 

Dr. Charles Elton Buck w^as suddenly called 
from his earthly labors, after a very brief illness, on 
Wednesday afternoon, the second instant. He was 
in the 59th year of his age, and was a native of 
Philadelphia, though sprung from a family long set- 
tled at Bridgeton, N. J. For some years after hav- 
ing completed his academic and medical studies, he 
lived in New York, as the editor of a scientific maga- 
zine l)ut subsequently devoted himself to the practice 
of Analytical Chemistry in which profession he took 
high rank. 

It is with an overpow^ering sense of sorrow and 
loss, to ourselves personally, as well as collectively, 
and yet with a sad satisfaction, that we record our 
estimate of his character, as shown in his relations 
to the parish and church with which he has for many 
years been so closely identified. The community at 
large is familiar with his services and position as an 
active, liberal and public-spirited citizen; but it has 
been our privilege in a peculiar degree, in the pleas- 
ant associations of this body, to learn, respect and 
love his admirable qualities of mind and heart. His 
naturally fine abilities had been well developed and 
rounded by study, observation and experience; his 
judgment w^as ripe and sound, and constantly relied 
on in our deliberations and actions, notably in the 

recent iniprovcineiits in unr cluircli ('(lifice, .i wmk to 
whicL he devoted liiiiisilf witli Licntious eiitliiisiMsiii 
as a member of tlie buildin.Li- coiiimittcc, jind whidi 
bears enduring evidence of liis pr.ictical s.igaciiN 
refined taste. These (jualities. united witli all that 
goes to make ii]) the eliaractcr of a clirisiian -cn;].'- 
man, commanded our res])ect and admiration, uhilc 
his genuine goodness of heart and personal eliaiin 
won our affection. 

Tiiis parish and tlu; eliureh in Delaware lose 
one of their most faithful and valued members, and 
to our eyes his removal seems indeed untimely, but 
we recall his own brave and ])atient submission un- 
der sore bereavement, and we eherish the l)elief that 
he has but been transferred to another and noblei- 
sphere of action. 

"Doubtless unto thee is given 
A life that bears imnioital fruit. 
In such great olVu-es that suit 
The full-growu energies of Heaven." 

Resolved, That v.diile we lament the gri^at loss 
we have sustained as a vestry and as a congregation, 
yet we do not sorrow even as others who have no 
hope, "for if we belie\t' that Jesus died and lose 
again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will 
God bring with him." We will cherish in affection- 
ate remembrance his exemplary life as it adorned 
the gospel whi^h he professed and the church to 
wdiicli he was attached. 

Resolved, That we tender to his berea^•ed 
family our most sincere condolence and the assur- 


ance of our heartfelt sympathy and prayers that the 
God of all comfort will be their stay and support in 
this deep sorrow, wdiile to his sons we commend the 
example of a pure, bright and beneficient manhood. 

Alfi!ED S. Elliott, Secretary 



Was l)(>ni ill Fairfield -ki. DcceiiilM'i-. 1(S4. 'IIic fain- 
ilv of Strattons were aiiioiig tlic early eini,Lrraiits 
from England, ami are still (|uitc niniicidii- in this 
county and other parts of the State. Benjamin 
Stratton came from Eisthanipton, Long Island, to 
Fairfield al)0ut the year 1700, and died in 171^. He 
had a son, Benjamin, lioni in 1701. who married 
Abigal Preston, of Salem, Mass.. Nov. 28, 17'J3. 
They had eleven children, of whom tun died in in- 
fancy, and ii\e died in 17.')*), of a pestilential disease, 
described in a journal of Kphriam Harris as ''that 
fatal and never-to-be-forgotten year, 175V>. when tlu- 
Lord sent the destroying angel to pass through this 
])lace, and removed many of our friends into eternity 
in a short space o^ time; not a house exempt, not a 
family spared from the calamity. So dreadful was 
it that it made every ear tingle and every heart 
bleeil; in which time I and my family were exercieed 
with tliat (h-eadful disorder, the measles; but blessed 
be God, our li\('s were spared." 

Four of his sons married and left descendants — 
Jonathan, Benjamin, father of Dr. James Stratton, of 
Swedesboro, and grandfather of Governor Charles C. 
Stratton; Levi, father of Daniel P., and dolin. father 
of Nathan L. 


Very little is known of the early life of Daniel 
P. Stratton, who appears to have l)een an only child 
of his parents, his mother dying in 1785, and his 
father in 1792, at the age of 49. He inherited some 
property from his father, and was one of the next of 
kin of James Harris, who died in 1803, leaving a 
widow, bnt no children, and personal property ap- 
praised at $45,000, esteemed, at that time and for 
that place, a large estate, so that he had a very fair 
start in life. Not long after he became of age he 
married. In 1814 he removed to Bridgeton, and en- 
tered into partnership with John Buck and Nathan 
L. Stratton (buying out their partner, Thomas 
Woodruff), at the corner of Commerce and Laurel 
streets, under the firm of Buck & Strattons. 

He was quite a large purchaser of real estate, 
and in 1818 sold out his interest in the partnership, 
and purchased of Dr. Fr^icis G. Brewster the house 
now owned by Dr. Smith, at the corner of Commerce 
and Atlantic streets, including the storehouse stand- 
ing at the opposite corner and the adjoining property 
to the river. He resided in the dwelling the remain- 
der of his life. 

Mr. Stratton became a member of the Presbyte- 
rian church early in life (united with the Fairfield 
Presbyterian Church Aug. 2, 1807), and in 1818 was 
elected a ruling elder. He was an excellent man, 
earnest in promoting the cause of religion. 

Mr. Stratton was twice married; first, in 1808, 
to Jane, one of the daughters of Joseph Buck, de- 


ceased. They had two cliiMrrii wlm dicil in iiif;iiic\; 
two survived. .lames. Iiorn in ISln. w Ik. uradii.tiiMl ;it 
Priiieeton, be.^aiiie a TicsIin tcriaii iiiinistfr. and i> 
now pastor of a church in Louisiana: J),iincl, lidrn in 
1814, graduated a1 Pi'inccton. Iiccanic a nihdbLcr and 
was ])ast()r of the l*resbyleiian ('liurcli at Salcni fMur- 
teen years, and died iu 1S(>»). much limciilc(l: tlic\- 
were hot h married and had cliildrcii. Tlic mot lici- i >f 
these chihlreu died \n ISIT) at tlie earlv a^'e of tueu- 
ty-six years and four months. Nearly two years 
after her death Mr. Strattou married Maria, daugli- 
ter of Di'. James Strattou and widow orRrlvuries 

Fithian. who survived him and died in . They 

had three (hiughters. Harriet, Maria and Fanny, who 
are all deceased. Harriet, the last survivor, who was 
much beloved by her associates, continued to occupy 
the house left by her father until her death in 1873. 
— JuixiE L. Q. C. Elmer, in Bri f Notices oj Old 
Residents o' Cumberland^ 1875. 

6. Damkl Powell Stk.vtto.v, lirsl child ^ ^z. 
of Levi Stratton; born at Fairfield, l)e- ' 
cember^r784; died June ('>. 1S4(). Re- 
moved in 1814 to Bridget on. .Marrieil 

first at Fairfield in 1808, Jane, daugh- 
ter of Jos(»]^li l^uck. of Fairlield. Two 
children die(l iid'auts: two survixcd. 

7. Rev. James, born at Ijridgeton in 
1810. O^a. 10 


7. Edward,! r-k- j • i- i. 
y^ Died iniants. 

7. Robert, I 

7. Rev. Daniel, born at Briclgeton in 
1814; died at Salem, N. J , in 1866. 
Jane Stratton, died Feb. 29, 1816. 
Daniel P. Stratton married second wife 
in 1818 at Bridge ton. She was Mrs. 
Maria Fithian, widow of Erkuries Fi- 
thian and daughter of"^" James Strat- 
ton, of Svvedesboro. Their children 

7. Edward, Ijorn in 1818; died Dec. 8, 

7. Harriet Fitiiian, born March 23, 
1822; died Aug. 1, 1873. 

OBITUARY. Mu^././^7^7 

STRATTON.— In Bridgeton N. J., on the Ist^ 
inst.. Miss Harriet F. Stratton, aged fifty-one years, 
daughter of Daniel P. and Maria Stratton, deceased, 
and sister of the Rev. James Stratton, of Jackson, 
La., and tlie late Rev. Daniel Stratton of Salem, N. 
J. The death of Miss Stratton breaks up a home 
around which a thousand precious memories cluster. 
She was from early life an earnest worker in the 
Second Presbyterian Church. In night schools. La- 
dies' Aid Society, Christian Commission work, and 
all the social and religious enterprises, her worth and 
the voice of others assigned her a prominent part. 


ClK'L'rtiil and loxinsj,' and si'lt-sacrilir'mu-, she u'a\o 


herself to the Master and His woi'k. An uutire cnin- 
miinity esteemed lier, and those Avho knew licr 
loved her. 

7. Makia CuEKiHTox, horn Anu'. 7, 1S24; 

died Oct. 11, ISf)*). 
7. Fanw, horn An,-. 10, lSt>K; died Sc].t. 

16, 185-. 
7. Haxxaii Giles, born in 1826; died 
March 18, 1827. 

7. Sara II, born in 1820; died Oct. 28, 

The Rev. Daniel Stratton, horn at Bridgeton, N. 
J., Sept. 28, 1814; graduate of Princeton CoHeg-e and 
Tlieological Seminary in 18.'57. He married Eleanor 
C. Hancock, daughter of Morris Hancock, of Salem, 
N. J. He removed to Newhern. North Carolina; was 
pastor of tlie Presbyterian Chnivh there during 15 
years. He then removed to Salem. X. -T., to tlie pas- 
torate of the Presb^'terian Churcli in that place, and 
died at Salem, N. J., in 1866. CL^.O-^ 

(NOTES BY )./s\liJ) 

Rev. Daniel Stratton, son of Daniel P. and Jane 
B. Stratton, was Ijorn at Bridgeton, N. J. Sept. 28, 
1814. At the early age of thirteen years he was re- 
ceived into the communion of the Presbytei'ian 
Church at Bridgeton, and devoted himself to the 
Christian ministry. He was graduated at Princeton 
College, in 1833, with a creditable record; commenced 
liis tlieological course at the Theological Seminary in 


Princeton and completed it at tlie Union Theological 
Seminary, Virginia, in 1837, and was licensed to 
preach by the Presbytery of West Hanover, Va. His 
first charge was at Newbern, N. C, at which place 
he was ordained and installed pastor, and where he 
continned to labor for fifteen years, leaving Ixdiind 
him the reverence and love of the entire commnnity. 
The remainder of his life was passed at Salem, N J., 
the native town of Mrs. Stratton. Here the attrac- 
tiveness, which in Newbern had won all hearts, re- 
peated itself, and at his death — August 24, 1866 — 
the pang of a personal bereavement w^as universally 
felt and expressed. His life's work was a conspicu- 
ously useful one, and the memory of his pure char- 
acter and his faithful labors for the good of his gen- 
eration is still cherished as a sacr,ed treasure by many 
who are still living 

The children of the Rev. Daniel y. Stratton 


8. Morris Hancock, born at Newbern, 

N. C, in 1838. 

8. Daniel Powell, born in 1839. 

8. Henry, ^ 

8- H^'^^^^'' I Died in infancy. 
8. Eleanor, 

8. John. j 

8. Morris H. Stratton, married in June, 

1876, Miss Smith, daughter of Horace 
Smith, of New Jersey, who died in 

1877. They had one son. 

9. Morris H. Stratton, Jii. 


8. 1)a.\ii;i. INtWKi.i. Si i;a'ii<»\. sun of tluj 
Rev. Daniel Sti'attun. «.l' Salem. N . .1.; 
burn in 1839; i'cnin\c(l to Missouri; lie 
married Miss I)arncs. Daniel 1'. Stiat- 
ton was on (Jon. ()l(len's (of New Jer- 
sey) staff dnriiiL;' the war until iSCv:}. 
Their cliildieii were: 

9. Elkanok H. Stkattox. married ('. M. 
Shartel. of Neosho, Missouri. 

Their children were: 

10. Damkl SiKAiroN Sii ARTEL, Ijom July 
20, 18i)0; died Dec. \), 1892. 

10. David Stkatton Siiaktel, born Dec. 

4, 1893. 
10. Stkattox Shartel, born Dec. 26, 

10. Eleanor Yorke Shartel, born June 

2, 1898. 

9. Reuecca B. Strattox, married .lames 
F. Barr. and has one dauu'hter. 

10, Constaxce Eakix Barr, boi-n No\ . 12, 

Judge IX_ P. St rat toll, one of Nevada's oldest i irrrfy^ '^^iJ 
and most prominent citizens, passed away at I'^l Do- 
rado Springs, Sunday morning at ten o'clock. 

Judge Daniel P. Stratton was one of the most 
prominent citizens of Vernon county and southwest 


Missouri, and was widely known over the entire 
State. For twelve years the citizens of this judicial 
district had honored him by electing him judge of 
the circuit court. On the jjench he was an ideal 
judge, fair, conscientious and able. He possessed a 
rare knowledge of law, both in its theory and prac- 

Judtre Stratton was one of the closest of stu- 
dents, reading continually the best treatise upon sul)- 
jects, and it is said that he was one of the best in- 
formed men in this section of the State. His tastes 
were modest, but cultured — his manners were simple 
1)ut polished. 

Judge Stratton was loyal to his country, faithful 
to his friends — a champion of his home town, and 
devoted to his family. 

His death is a loss to this county and this dis- 
trict — to his family an irreparable loss and a source 
of sorrow. The members of his family who are left 
to mourn his death are: Mrs Stratton, his wife; 
Mrs. C. M. Shartel, Mrs Frank Barr, Miss Henrietta 
Stratton, Daniel P. and Joseph Stratton. To these 
are extended the heartfelt sympathy of the commu- 

From the Vernon county history the following 
facts are taken: 

Daniel P. Stratton was born in Salem, N. J.. 
September 19, 1839. He was the son of one of the 
most prominent clergymen of the State. After leav- 
ing school Mr. Stratton took up the study of law. 


and (Mitcred llic Alliaiiv l.iw scIkioI, from wliidi lie 
gradii.ilcd. and in lSt)7 Incaicil at StO(dvt()iK Missouri. 
but in iss;*) he nio\f(] to Nevada and tonncd a [larl- 
nership with lion. W. J. Stone. In issi; lie was 
elected circuit judge of this district, and was ic- 
eleeted and served 12 years on the bench. In lSS(i 
he was married to Miss Belle Barnes ot" this county. 

7. The Rev. James Strattox, son of 
Daniel P. Stratton. born at Biidi^-eton, 
N. J., ill 1810. He married in 183S, 
Elizabeth R. Flovd, dauii-hter of the Rev. 
Lawrence Floyd, of Charleston, S. C. 

(NOTES BY J. B. S.) 

Rev. James Stratton was a native of Bridgeton, 
Cumberland county, N. J., and was born Aug. Id, 
1810. He was graduated at the College of New Jer- 
sey in liSbO, and commenced his theological studies 
at the seminarv in Princeton. After leaving Prince- 
ton, it is believed, he continued his studies for some 
time at the Union Seminary in \^irginia. In 183G 
he was ordained to the ministry by the Presbytery of 
Flint River, (Jeorgia, and labored successive!}' at 
Macon, Ga., and Eufala, (then called Irwinton) x\la. 
During his residence at the latter place he was mar- 
ried to Mss Elizabeth Fl )yd, of South Carolina, a 
woman of sinmdar attractiveness, both from natural 
gifts and thorough culture. 


He was called, at the close of 1856, to the Car-- 
mel Church, Mississippi, and in the beginning of 
1860 he made his last removal to Jackson, La. The- 
vicissitudes indicated by frequent changes were 
in many respects trying, but the culminating troubles 
of his life came through the calamities consequent 
upon the late war. A promising son, in the Confed- 
erate army, was killed at Vicksljurg. The mother, 
prostrated by W\\^ stroke, after a lingering decline, 
went to her grave. In 1873 Rev. Wallace H. Strat- 
ton, the oldest of the children, died at Baton Rouge,. 
La., where he had been recently settled; and within 
the last few years another, the youngest of the sons^ 
has been called to his rest. To these accumulated 
afflictions of the aged pastor, the impoverishment of 
a once wealthy parish added many personal priva- 
tions; and, to crown all, partial blindness shut him 
out from the solace which he had derived from read- 
ing. Mr. Stratton, through his long struggle with 
adversity, maintained the character of a just and up- 
right man. He bore his burdens bravely, and scru- 
pulously avoided imposing them upon others. In his 
retirement he kept an eye upon the movements of 
the woild, ecclessiastical and political, and his judg- 
ments of men and things were singularly accurate. 
He was an extensive reader, and a shrewd critic of 
what he read. His social qualities endeared him to 
his friends, aiid his conversation was enlivened by 
sprightly humor, and sometimes seasoned with "attic 
salt." The "hardness" which he accepted when he 


imtered the ininisti'\- lie patioil l\ Korc as Irom year 
to \v\w it iii'ox'd iipiiii liiiii; ami 1 1mi-oULiliK llltiil 
<iiul liiriiislicd liy the loiiu' pi'occs.s, lie has (i'aiiicd iiis 
release and eiilujcd into his rest. 

Their cluldreii were: 

8. Rev. AVai.lace TTowaud, horn at Kn-, Ala.. 1S89: died Aug. .".. 1878. 1 I ? Jic (rU. 

Rev. Wallace H. Strattoii was the eldest of the 
iive sons of Rev. dames Stratton, of the New Jersey 
faniil}^ of that name. He was horn at iMifala, Ala., 
on the 26th of April, 188'.t. lie pursned Ins colle- 
giate course at Oakland College, as a student of 
which he is rememhered as among the first of his 
class in the thoroULihness of his studies and the ful- 
ness of his intellectual culture. He graduated with 
high honor. Later Mr. Stratton became the })astor 
of the Presbyterian Church, at Anderson, S. C, in 
1865, where for about five years he was held in rev- 
erence and affection by the people of his charge, and 
greatly respected by tlie whole comnnuiity. He ac- 
cepted an invitation to supjdy th(^ cliurdi at Pass 
Christian, on the Mississi])])i Sound. Ilisin'xt and 
last charge was that of the elmi-ili in Patun Kouge, 
where he was installe(l iu October, 1S72, and whence 
on the 21st of August, 1873, he was sunnnoned to 
his rest. His niinistr}' in Baton Rouge will long be 
held in remembrance — his loss deeply felt. 



8. Eugene Floyd, born in 1843. He 
lost his life in the Confederate Army 
in 1863, dying from a wound by a can- 
non l)all, during the seige of Vicks- 
burg. Miss. 

8. Rev. Wm. McLain Stratton, born at 
Portsmouth, in 1846; received his col- 
lege course at Centennary, La., and his 
theolooical course at Columljia and 
Union, Va.; licensed to preach by the 
Presbytery of Baton Rouge, in 1875; 
ordained and installed pastor at Pat- 
ton ville, (near St. Louis, Mo.) April 
13, 1878. Died. 

8. Henry V. Stratton, born in Washing- 
ton, N. C, 1851. Educated at Centen- 
nary College, La. Died. 

8. C. Creigiiton, "1 

8. Mary, I Died in infancy. 

8. Theresa. J 

8. The Rev. Wallace Howard Strat- 
ton, born at Eufala, Ala., in 1839; died 
in August, 1873. He was a graduate 
of Oakland College, Mississippi; he re- 
ceived his theological training at Co- 
lumljia, S. C; was ordained and in- 
stalled pastor at Anderson, S. C, and 
was pastor of the Presl^yterian Church 
at Baton Rouge at the time of his 
death. He left no descendants. He 


was an earnest ('liristian. a lianl .iml 
succcssliil sliident all his lil'e, and was 
ennsiilered \\\ 1ms lii'etlireii a schular 
and a leai'ned theologian. 
<S. Jamks, horn in 1K49: he niai ried at 
Jackson, La., in ].^7^. Ida, danghter(»l' 
George McClelland, oi' Jackson, a law- 
yer, native of New York. Jrnn i "' >\\\\\ 
ton VrrrN'-rmc ^uw, 

\\)\ .M( Clkli,.vm), horn Aug. l^s, \>')\, 
at .laid^son. La.: married April Id, 

9. William McCj.ku. wdSiiiaiton. horn 

Aug. 8, 1875. 
*.". Jexnie and ALmiv, twin daughters, 

l)()rn Aug. 25, 1878. 
9. LiLf.LW. horn Mav 22. 1882. 
*.». KuGEXE James, horn Aug. 7, 1884. 
9. Hazel, hoi-n Aug. 24. ls,s7. 

.Ar\i;v, married Dec. 20, 1899, to Mr. 

Chas. V. IL Caullield. (Hoster. 







-^row*. j\. 3 i- ^ 

2. Richard Stratton's children were: 

3. Richard, Jr. 

3. Thomas, died at Eistliamptoii. 

3. Elizabteh. 

3. Isaac, died in New Jersey. 

3. Benjamin, died in New Jersey. 

4. Jonathan Stratton, son of Benjamin 
(3^; l)orn 1707-8; died at Eastliamp- 

f\A Sau^s l7<bo ton, 1755; married Jan. 20, 1730, Me- 

liitable Reeve. Tiielr children were: 

5. Mary, baptized Oct. 15, 1731. 

5. Jonathan, baptized Aug. 11, 1733, 

died in 1760. 
5. Benjamin, died in 1781. 
5. Abraham, baptized in 1744; died in 

5. Son and daugliter, died infants, 1738. 
5. Benjamin, son of Jonatlian (4), mar- 


ried Marv ll.ivcns. 'I'licii- cliildicii 

<>. JoXATIl W . 

»>. Bkn^am I \. iiioNcil to Saratoga (•(inil\\ 

New York. 
fi. Diana. 
6. iM.Miv. 
On tlio iMJtli of April. 1775, a (lociiniciil dcclai-- 
iiig loyalt}- to the Coiistitiitiunal Congress was signed 
by Benjamin (5.) 

6. Jon A III w S'l-RATTox. hoiai ill 177'.); 
dic(l at Eastliaiiiiiton in 18;i".: mar- 
ried Marv Dayton, dangliter of Sanuiel 
Dayton, of East Hampton. Their chil- 
dren were: 

7. Henry Dayton, hoiai in 1803, at East 
Hampton; married Helen Miller, of 
East Ham])ton, dangliter of Jeremiah 
Millei'. He died in 1S<!() a2:ed S<i veais 
and seven months. His wife, Helen 
Miller Stratton, died in lUOO, ::ged 90 
years. Their children were. 

8. Samuel Dayton Stua'iton, liorn at 
Easthampton, Sept. 1832; married 
Lucia Miller of Eastliampton. Theii- 
children were: 

9. George Miller Stratton. horn Jan. 
17. isr,4: died Feh. '.». 1855. 

9. Geor(;e Dayton Stratton, liorn Apr. 
27, 1857. 



9. Henry Stkattox, born Fel). ] 

16, 1<S64, died March 11, 1864. 
9. Charles Strattox, died April 

1, 1864. J 

9. Mary Lucia Strattox, born Jan. 27, 

1867. Married William A. Hedges, 


8. Katiierine Strattox, born Feb. 24, 
1837. Married first Wesley Grindle 
Anril 30. 1856, and married second 
Barrett Van Fossen, Aug 21, 1865. 

8. Theodore Miller Strattox, born in 
Aiiu;. 1842. He married Dora L. 
Balir. Tiiey have no children. 

7. George N., married Mary B. Hand, 

Daughter of Mulford Hand. 
7. Jonathan C, married Jane Hand, 

daughter of Mulford Hand. 
7. Mary, born in 1807; died in 1829. 
7. Steriien. 

7. Charles B.. of Brooklyn, married Rose 
Thompson. Their children were. 

8. Amos, B., of New York. 
8. Henry, died unm irried. 

8. Charles, w'no enlisted in the United 
States Army, and died in Anderson- 
ville prison. 

8. Caroline, married Julius Butts, of 
Scaghticoke, N. Y. 


8. Emma. 

8. Anxa. 

8. Stella, 

8, Gakdiner. 

8. Norman, rivil ci\f2;nioor in tlio rniti-il 

States N<ivy Y.iid ;it Brooklyn iu 1878; 

died ill 1882; htiricd at 'I'l'oy. N. V. 

He k'lt HO cliildreii. He married lirst 

Rebecca Marvin, and .second 


7. Ja^[Es. 

7. William; married Sarah Haskens, and 
has one son, 

8. William. 
7. Mary. 

7. Elizabeth, married Mr. Bingliam, of 

All.any, N. Y. 
7. Eliza, 
7. Henkv. 

7. Stepiiex, married Elizabetii Ford, of 
Troy, N. Y Their children were: 

8. Charles. 
-8, Louisa. 

8. Franklin. 

8. Anna, married Mr. Edward Hanna. (^f 

8. CiiARLE.s, married and moved to Min- 

* > J 





2. John Stratton, Sr., born in England; 
died al)Out 1684 at Easthampton; mar- 
ried Sarah, before 1644. His will is 
dated Aiig.^0, 1684; Suffolk County 
session, No. 10, page 220. 

In 1664, John Stratton (2), was one of the dep- 
uties sent ])y Easthampton to Hempstead to declare 
loyalty to the British government under Colonel 
Nichols, Deputy Governor. His children were: 

3. John, .xr^ -m.'VKaw-if '^T^^*^^ 
3. Joseph. 

3. Stephen, died in 1697. 
3. Cornelius, died in 1704; leaving de- 

3. Abigail, married /N orris. 

3. REBECCa, married Bushnell. 

3. Ruth, married*?^^ White, (r^'y^^. %H. I(i»7ir 




2. Rev. Tiios. Ja.mks, Si;, of Lincoln- 
sliire; boni in England, ahont ir)^.);3; 
took his (leoTce at Emanuel Collejje, 
Oaiiibridge, in 1<')1'J; came to America 
with his son, Thomas, and wife, Eliza- 
beth, June 5, 1681; settled at Charles- 
town, ^{ass., but left th:it cluu'ch for 
New Haven, Conn., in KUC He was 
soon after back in P]nii:laiid, before 
1648, where he li\ed till his death, at 
the age of 90, as minister of Needhani. 
Suffolk county. He \vas compelled to 
give lip his (diarge on the great day of 
ejectment, in 1(m)2, and passed the rest 
of his days quietly atNeedham. 

y. Rev. Tho-mas James, Jr., son of ])re- 
cedinu"; l)orn in England; came to 
America June 5, 1632. in ship William 
and Francis; moved from Charlestown, 
Mass., to New Haven, Conn. He 
moved to Easthampton, Long Island, 
with his wife, Catherine, in 1 ♦);"(). He 
was the first minister of Easthamptoii, 

He died there in 1696, and was buried 
at Easthanipton, and according to his 
request, with his head to the East, so 
that, at the judgment day, he might 
rise facing his flock. The inscription 
on his tombstone reads thus: 
"Mr. Thomas James, died the 16th 
day of June, in the year 1796. He 
was minister of the Gospel and pastor 
of the Church of Christ." His will was 
proved June 23, 1696. His children 

4. Sarah, wife of Peregrine Staub rough. 
4. Mary, wife of Jno. vStratton, Jr. (3) 
4. Hannah, wife of James Diment. 
4. Ruth, wife of Thomas Harris. 
4. Nathaniel, married Ann; died before 

1696; Ann married second to Abraham 


4. John, baptized Dec. 10, 1699; mar- 
ried Amy Conkling, Dec. 29, 1719; died 
Sept. 29, 1721. Children were: 

5. John, baptized Oct. 8, 1721. 

3. John Stratton married June 6, 1744, 
Mary Gardener, daughter of Lion Gar- 

4. Ruth Hedges. 
4. Sarah Jessup. 

4. Mary Conkling. 
4. Hannah Chatfield. 
4. Anna Hildreth. 


3. .losKi'ii, soil of .Idliii i'l) ;in,l S.iimIi. 
burn at Kastliaiiiptoii. It;;'.); ni.irrieJ 
theiT. His wife died tliciv April ;^ 
1714.'pli (n) (lied ;it ivi-tli.iiiii - 

ton, Dec. 28, 1772, aged 78 years. On Ijxz ? 
Sept. 3, 1688, his estate at P^asthanip- 
ton was valued at ClOO. His diildten 

4. Samuel Stuatton, of IIinitin«;t')ii, \><,vu 
at Eastlianipton, in 1700; removed to 
[luntington. lie died in 1 7'.)U, in Connec- 
ticut, on a visit to his daughter, u l.o 
was tlie wdfe of Gold Sillinian, of Con- 
necticut. He was married at Hun- 
tington, Long Island, to Ruth Piatt, 
Ai)ril 2, 1728. September 18, 1786, 
by Rev. Natlian Woodhull, Samuel 
Stratton, aged 86, was received into 
church membersliip at Huntington. 
The children of Sainiud and Ruth 
Stratton were: 

5. Ruth, married Nov. 20. 1 758, Dr Isaac 
Mulford Huntting, ui Poughkeepsie. 

5. Elizabeth, married Gold Silliman, of 
New Haven, Conn 

5. Eliphelat Stratton, son of Samuel, 
born at Huntington, January 8, 1745. 
He married, Sept. 15, 1767, Mary Val- 
ent-eft-, of East Chester, New York. 


He (lied Dec. 31, 1831, Mged 85. Their 
cliildren were. 

6. Elizabeth, married Tlios. Lawrence. 

6. Samuel, died about 1810; left no de- 

6. Mary; married W. Prince. 

6. Jane, married Gabriel Winter. 

6. tvUTii, single. 

6. Amelia, married Jno. F. Conifiekl. 

6. Platt, married Elizabeth H. Jones. 

6. Leavis, died in South America; left iio 
Eliphelat's first wife died in 1810, aged 62, his 
second wife, Lucretia Dale, died in 1826. Elijjhelat 
moved from Ili'mtington to a large farm of 350 acres, 
wdiich he purrhased, in the midst of a Quaker settle- 
ment near Flushing. The place wms called Stratton- 
port. In 1851, 148 acres of the farm land? w^ere 
sold in building lots, and incorporated in 1868 under 
the name of College Point. Eliphelat Stratton's reg- 
ular dismissal from the Presbyterian Church at Hun- 
tington bears the date of about 1789. He subse- 
Ciuentl}" became an active supporter of St. George's 
Episcopal Church, Flushing, for the remainder of his 
life, and was buried in the churchyard. His family 
became members of St. George's Parish, Flushing, 
with wdiich his children, grand-children and great 
grand-children continue to be identified. 



Tlie first settlement made in tiic town dutcs 
l)ack to 1H4.H. 'Lew's Neck ni- Oulleu-e ))<)iiit. as we 
lunv call it, was purchased from the Indians, alx^nt 
1650, by William Lawrence, who died in KiSO, 
since which time the family have been well repre- 
sented in the ownership of landed estate. In 1 7<;n 
Abrani Lawrence sold the northern [lortion of 'Few's 
Neck, embracinir all north of what is known as 
Whitestone Road, and laying east of 17th street to 
James Willet's. In 787 Abraham Lawrence st)ld 
the entire southern portion of the \'e(d<, composintr 
350 acres to Eliphelat vStratton. The Homestead 
Stratton was Imilt in 17*.)'J. 

The first military company formed in the town 
was organized in 1839. The corner-stone of St. 
Paul's College, after which this place is now called, 
was laid in 1840. Strattonport was laid out as a 
village in 1851. In 18.37 the postotlice was establish- 
ed here under the name of College Poiut. The villatre 
was incorporated in 1868 ;nid the railrorwl was ex- 
tended here in 1869, and water was introduced in 

6. Platt Stratton, of College Point, son 
of Eliphelat, born at Huntington. L. L, 
March, 1787. lie married Elizalu-th 
Hewlett Jones, daughter of William 
H. Jones, of Woodbury, Queens county 
(now Nassau county), April *27, 1836. 



She was born Aug. 12, 1813, and died 

Dec. 8, 18'.)3. Their children were: 
7. Mary Victoria, horn May 16, 1837; 

died Marcli Jl, 1900 . 
7. Wm. Heavlett Joxes, born June 27, 


7. Elizabeth Jane, born March 20, 1841. 

7. Eliphelat Platt, born June 12, 1844. 
Piatt Stratton (6) was of the firm of Stratton & 
Winthrop, cotton and siiipping merchants, owning 
and operating the .-^hips "SSelnia" and ''Tuscalusa," 
chiefly between New York and ports of the Gulf of 
Mexico and Liverpool, England. He retired from 
active business pursuits to the estate of 350 acres, 
bequeathed him Ijy his father, Eliphelat Stratton, 
which embraced nearly the entire easterly water 
front of Flushing Bay, Queens county, which he in- 
herited and occupied under his father's will, disposing 
of 145 acres in building lots in 1851. He died Sept. 
8, 1854, his four children inheriting in equal portions 
his real and personal estate. The farm land disposed 
of in 1851, from its great natural advantages, quickly 
became a prosperous manufacturing village of over 
6,000 inhabitants, with feiiy and railroad connection 
with New York City, which, with all contiguous ter- 
ritory, was annexed to the great city in 1897, and is 
now known as the Third Ward Borough of Queen's 
of the City of New York. The homestead of the 
family, built by Eliphelat Stratton (5th), in 1792, 
is still retained by the family, and is in good pre- 
















nervation, it haviiiu- sheltered four ^venerations of liis 

6. Amklia Sti;.\'|'T(>.\, dauLilitcr of Kli- 
phehit Stnitton, of Strattonj.ort, wife 
of John F. Coniheld, Esq., of l-jiL^land. 
They resided ut 136 E. 2 1st street^ New 
York. They left no cliildivn. 

7. Makv N'k'iokia. liorn Mnrdi <"), l.s.'iT; cA. l\ ^ l^ 
died iMareh 11, 1 81)0. [T ' ' ' 

7. Wm. Hewlett Jones Str.\tto\, horn 
June 27, 1888. He married Ada S. 
Little, of New York. He removed to 
Oninlia, and thence to Freeport. 111. 
He was a nieniher of the Ttii New 
York Regiment, also first lieutenant of 
the 61st New York Regiment of Vol- 
unteers during the war of 1861-1865, 
and of the Army of the Potomac; was 
at the battle of Fredericksburg, \'a. 
He lia.s three diildren: 

8. ELlZAliKTir. 

8. Floiie.n'ce- 
8. William E. 

7. Elizabeth Jane, born March iM). 1S42; ? 
wife of Captain Jno. Tlraliam. of ( "iTT- 
lege Point, L. 1. They had no diildren. 
Their place at College Point i> < a lied 

Captain Julin Graham, wlio died at College 
Point, L. I. on Thursday, was a native of New \ork. 
Entering the merchant service, at the age o£ twe ve 
years, he connnanded a ve,ssel, his own property, be- 
fore he was 21. In 1843 he was lying alongside 
the United States Frigate Missouri, n, the bay ot 
Gibralter, when she was burning. After it had been 
pronounced hnpossible to «ave the magazme frorn 
explosion, he succeeded in flooding it. Having traded 
o a^l tl.; world's ports, he, in 1852, solcl his three 
steamships, the St. Lawrence, the United States and 
le Ocean Bird to Messrs. Meyers & Stcmghton, and 
retired with a fortune of |6UO.0OO. He died sud- 
denly of paralysis of the brain. 1 le leaves a widow, 
folerly Miss^Stratton of College Point, but had no 

rlilldren. f April. 1882.] 

children ^L ^^^^^^^^^^ ,,, Platt Stratton, son of 

Piatt Stratton, of College Point, Flusli- 
ino- born June 12, 1844, at the family 
homestead. He learned the business 
of mechanical engineering and ship- 
building at the Morgan Iron Works, of 
New York, becoming a recognized au- 
thority on engineering and naval ar- 
chitecture. April 27, 1871, he married 
Harriet Louise Woodhull, daughtEr of 
Jeffrey Amherst and- Ann E. Woodhull, 
of Huntington, L. I.; born Nov 30 
1847 They live adjoining the .Strat- 
ton homestead, and have two children. 

8 Jknnie LouisK, Ixtrn Feb. U. Is74. 
8. IIaurii:'!' Wooihi ri.i,, burn Sui)t. 1.S, 

(FUOM TIIK (;i.r.TKI.A.NI) i^AKlN'K ItKCOKI*. DKC. 9, I897.I 

Eli])lR']at Piatt Stratton, who wasboi'n at College 
Point, (;hieeiis county. New York, ot" ancestors who 
Ikivc been pioiiiiucnlly identified witli the settlement 
and hi.stoiy of Long Island since the year Hi48, his 
parental ancestor having been one of the original 
settlers of E isthanipton, Suffolk county, New V(jrk. 
lie was educated at the Flushing Institute, 
Flushing, Long Island, and Walnut Hill Aca- 
^- demy, Geneva, N. Y.. and showed an early aj)ti- 
tude' for mechanical work, having constructeil his 
first sail boat when only 14 years of age. Following 
his natural inclinations, at the age of sixteen he en- 
tered upon his ap})renticeship with Hon. Geo. W. 
Quintard, who was then proprietor of the .Morgan 
Iron Works, of tliis cit}-, and served four yi'ars under 
Miers Coryell, who was then sui)erinteudent, and 
about two years under the su])erintendence of the 
late Edward Farron, and up to the time when this 
establishment was purchased by the late John Roach. 
He then entered the em})loy of the New York Mail 
Steamship Co.. under the late C. K. >.^' W. R. Gar- 
retson, and subse(piently l)ecame chief engineer of 
the New York *S: West India Steamshi)) Co. About 
this time he was tendered and accepted the aj)point- 
ment of inspector of steam vessels for the port uf 


New York, and served the governiiient in this, and 
in the capacity of supervising inspector of steam 
vessels, for about nine years. He subsequently be- 
came interested and was for a considerable time with 
the Babcock & Wilcox Co., of this city, which com- 
pany was then beginning to develop their first forms 
of water tubular boilers for marine purposes. It was 
about this time that he patented and placed on the 
market the Stratton Separator, a device for extract- 
ing water from steam, which is now recognized the 
world over as the most efticient apparatus of its kind 
that has ever been produced. He disposed of his in- 
terest in the separator business to the Goul^ert M'f'g. 
Co., of New York, some years ago to become the 
chief engineer sui-veyor of the "Anurlcan Bureau of 
Shipping," publishers of the Rrcad, under the re- 
quirements of which register of shipping a large per- 
centage of all the sea-going commerce of this country 
is constructed and classified. Mr. Stratton is also 
the consulting engineer to the Board of Marine Un- 
derwriters, of New York, and a leading expert in all 
matters relating to marine engineering and naval 
architecture, he being one of the Council of the So- 
ciety of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, of 
this country, a meml^er of the Institution of Naval 
Architects of Great Britain and of the American So- 
ciety of Mechanical Engineers, and there are few 
gentlemen of the engineering profession who are 
more universally and favorably known than the sub- 
ject of this sketch. 


4. Jo.sEi'u (4j, son of .I(.sr|)li (:\.) lli.s U^i 
brother Samuel, named aljoxr, was cxc- 
cntor toliis will, dated Feh. .'i, 174"i-r)() 

4. TTanxaii Jksoi'. 

4. Martha Conkling. 

k" /(■ Joseph Sthattox, son of Josejth and 
grandson of Jolni Stratton ( iM of E ist- 
liamptoii; horn at Kasthamptoii; mar- 
ried Elizal)eth; moved to Huntington; 
where he bought land 1717; was alive 
1747. His will is in the surrogate's othoe, 
New York City, and is dated Feb. 3, 
1749. He died in \1:A. Children 

5. Joseph, Jr., baptized at Huntington. 
Nov. 19, 1724; married Ruth Wickes, 
May 13, 1747. Children were: 

6. Jonathan, baptized Jan. 13, 1748. 

In 1775 he signed the docuuiciii to 
support the Constitutional Congress. 
5. John, baptized Oct. 22, 1727. 

5. Stephen, baptized Dee. lU, 1732; mar- 
ried Jane Eustick, Jan. 25, 177M. 

5. Anne, baptized Nov. 24, 1734; married 
Daniel Sherwood, of Greenfield, March 
3, 1775. 

5. Cornelius, baptized April 3, 1737; 

married first Abigail Hull. 
5. Martha, married June 9, 1753, John 


5. Elizabeth, wife of Epenetus Bryan; 
married Dec. 24, 1787, at Huntington; 
died before 1749, leaving a daughter, 

5. Rebecca, married first, May 30, 1845, 
James Chichester, Jr.; second time, 
July 27, 1747, Edward Johnson, a 

5. Samuel, married at Huntington May 
3, 1725, Esther Jarvis; his children 

6. Samuel, baptized July 27, 1729. 

6. Eliphelat, baptized Jan. 15, 1738. 
6. Elizabeth, baptized July 5th, 1741; 

married June 11, 1765, to Samuel Cook 


3. Stephen, son of John Stratton (2) Sr., 
born at Easthampton in 1675; died at 
Easthampton, April 21, 1697; married 

Hannah ; she was alive in 1700 

at Eastampton. Their children were: 

4. John, son of Stephen, married EUza- 

beth , May 17, 1758, and 

died A ug. 29, 176 1. He was a wealthy 
farmer at Easthampton; was sergeant- 
major of Colonel Smith's regiment of 
volunteers in Suffolk county, L. I. He 
died J uly 21, 177 5. John Stratton (4) 
signed to express loyalty to Congress 

Hi S 
April 2'.>, 1775. Tlicir - cliildri-n were: 

5. Matthew, baptized July 4, 17.''.U; died 
in 1799; son of John, irpandson of Ste- 
phen (3), married first Phcbe, of East- 
hanipton; she died 177r»; his second 

wife was ; she died Feh. 

4, 1818, aged 75. .Matthew Stratton 
was one of those who signed the doeu- 
nient expressing loyalty to the Conti- 
nental Congress, Ai)ril 29, 1775. His 
children were: 

6. Samuel, died Sept. 3, 1784. 

6. PiiEBE Sthattox, daughter of Mat- 
thew, married Thomas Conkling, of 
Eastham})ton Their children were: 

7. PiiEBE Stuattox Conkling. 
7. Child died in infancy. 

6. John, son of Matthew Stratton, mar- 
ried Abigail Davis, Nov. 20, 1803; she 

died April 16, 1840. Their children 

7. PiiEBE, born at Easthampton, Nov. 9, 
1804; died Jan. 2, 1879; unmarried. 

7. Maky, born Oct. 21, 1814, at East- 
hampton; died in 1875. She was the 
wife of Geo. W. Iluntting, of East- 
hampton. Their children were. 

8. Alexander Smith Hunttixc;; married 
Fannie E. Topping. 


8. Abbie J. HiNTTiNG, married J. H. 

5. Stephen, baptized Jan. 15, 1721. He 
married first Mary Havens and second 
Abigail Davis, of New Haven. Stephen 
Stratton signed the document declaring 
loyalty to the Constitutional Congress, 
April 29, 1775. Children were. 

6. Samuel, of Easthampton, married 
Polly Osburn; she was born in 1786 
and died in 1863. He died July 13, 
1845. Their children were: 

7. SiLVAXUS, died young. 

7. Anna, married Wm. Parsons. 

7. Esther, married Goldsmith, of Cu- 

7. Maky, married Edmond Conkling. 
7. Sarah, married Jeremiah J. Mulford. 
7. Caroline, married Geo H. Miller. 

7. Samuel Thomas, of Montauk, married 
Gloriana Conkling; he died in 1894. 
Children were: 

8. Frank Sidney, married Ellen F. Gor- 
don. Their children were: 

9. Ruth G. 
9. Marcia I. 

8. Isabella, married Samuel M. Mulford. 
They have one child: 

9. Charlotte S. 



8. Gi,()i;iAN\. iii.inicd Kdwin Mayuard, 
Tliev have two cliildicn: 

9. Edwaki) p. Mavnari). 


7. SiDXEY Havens, died at Montauk in 

1878; unmarried. 
5. Jolni, of Newhiirg, baptized Oet. 17, 


5. Samuel, baptized March 23, 1728; no 

5. Hannah, baptized June 16, 1717; wife 

of Timothy Miller. 
5. PiiEBE^ baptized March 15, 1719. 
5 . Amy, baptized July 14. 17 2 .S . 
5. Elizabeth, baptized Oct. 12, 17.34. 

All mentioned in will. 
5. Rev. Smith, baptized 172 7; died 1758; 

no children. 
Inscription from churchyard in South. )ld. 

In Memory of 


Who Dei)arted Thiy Life March 16, A. D. 

1758, in the 31st year of his age. 

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